Ogun Assembly Partners Education Ministry On Teachers’ Certification

Ogun
State House of Assembly says it is ready to partner with the relevant
Government agencies to ensure the enforcement of certification of teachers in
the private schools in the State in a bid to promote quality teaching and
enhancing educational standards.

The
Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and
Technology, Hon Oludotun Fasanya gave the assurance while leading other members
of the committee on a budget performance monitoring visit to the State Ministry
of Education, Science and Technology, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.


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Fasanya
who lamented the academic quality of some teachers being recruited by some
private schools, describing it as worrisome and far cry from standard,
explaining that some of these teachers were even being paid peanut due to the
fact that they had no requisite teaching qualification, which contributed to
the fall in the standard of education at primary and secondary school levels.
The
situation in some of the private schools according to the lawmaker was
detrimental to the policy of free and qualitative education programme of the
Senator Ibikunle Amosun – led administration.
He
emphasised the need for the private school proprietors in the State to emulate
Government in employing professional teachers with appropriate remuneration
rather than engaging quacks in the industry, reminding them that minimum
teaching qualification in the country is National Certificate in Education
(NCE).
Responding,
the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe
Mujota assured that the Ministry was committed to the
  promotion of quality standard in public schools and
transfer same to private Schools.
Mujota
promised that the Ministry would ensure effective supervision, monitoring and
enforcement so as to report infractions and sanctions where necessary.
 “Standard of education is not all about
ambience environment. It has to do with quality teachers, availability of
teaching aids. We will ensure that private schools operate within the
acceptable standard”, The Commissioner noted.
Mrs
Mujota emphasised that machineries were being set in motion to consolidate on
the success of free and qualitative education programme of Government in the
State, disclosing that firms and industries operating in the State would also
contribute to educational development through their Corporate Social
Responsibility.
      
She
said some of the model schools would soon commence operation, while more
structures would be rehabilitated to cater for the growing student population
in public schools across the State.

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