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EKSG restates commitment to restoring Ekiti core values


Ekiti state Government has reiterated resolve to sustain its
collaboration with developments partners, interested corporate
organizations and well-to-do individuals in the efforts to return the
state to its pride of place in the education sector and restore the
core value of Ekiti people.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, during the opening ceremony of a 3 day UNICEF
Training Workshop for Master Trainers on Effective Record Keeping in
Public Primary Schools in Ekiti State, the Commissioner for Education,
Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola, said that Governor Kayode
Fayemi is passionate about the development of the education sector,
being one of the core values of Ekiti people.
According to him, Governor Fayemi gave the Education Ministry three
mandates which are, to ensure good teaching and learning environment
in public schools through aggressive infrastructural development,
boost the teachers’ morale for optimal performance and make the
teaching profession attractive.
Stressing that all school age children must also be in school, Mr.
Daramola said that the Governor kayode Fayemi-led administration has a
zero tolerance for out of school children and has put adequate
arrangement and incentives in place to ensure this, hence there is no
reason for any child to be out of school in Ekiti State.
Daramola listed the incentives to include, the free and compulsory
qualitative education, payment of running grant to schools for
administrative ease as well as payment of outstanding counterpart
funds which enable the state access funds to execute UBEC/ SUBEB
Projects.
In her welcome address, the Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal
Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Francisca Aladejana stressed the
importance of accurate and authentic data of schools, noting that such
reliable records will assist the government and other relevant
stakeholders in the formations and execution of appropriate education
policies.
Professor Aladejana added that proper records allow government to
possess unfettered access to data on physical structures (abandoned,
dilapidated as well as those in good condition) furniture, enrollment
of school children, dropouts and all round condition of the school
system.
Describing the training workshop as a continuous exercise, the SUBEB
boss said the current one was the second phase after the first phase
that was implemented in 2017 during which 730 selected Principals,
Head Teachers and Quality Assurance Officers of the Ministry of
Education, SUBEB and Local Government Education Area (LGEA) across the
state were introduced to the contemporary and appropriate ways of
keeping vital records / documents and school censors.
Aladejana said that another 413 people including Master Trainers,
Quality Assurance Officers, Principals, Head Teachers and Teachers
have been scheduled to undergo training under the UNICEF’s training
program for 2019.
She lauded the immense support of UNICEF for the Fayemi-led
administration at developing the education sector in the state.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, SUBEB, Mr. Sesan Fabamise
urged participants to justify the huge investment on them by paying
rapt attention to the lectures and be actively involved in all the
activities to enable them be more efficient and effective in service
delivery at the end of the whole exercise


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