Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has stressed the need for the private sector and well-meaning people to partner with the government to develop the education system in the country.
Akeredolu said this during a speech at the 60th anniversary of Akoko Anglican Grammar School (AKOGRAMS), Arigidi Akoko, in Akoko North East Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Saturday. .
According to him, the partnership for the development of education is crucial because the government alone cannot finance and develop the sector effectively.
The Governor congratulated the AKOGRAMS alumni who organized the Diamond Jubilee celebration for gathering their hard-earned resources to embark on several projects in the school, including classroom blocks, a door project school and the planting of 100 trees on the school grounds.
He urged alumni to continue contributing immensely to their alma mater in the area of infrastructure development.
Akeredolu added that his administration deeply appreciates the massive interventions of philanthropists, alumni as well as non-governmental organizations in the development of schools in the 18 council areas of the state.
He congratulated the principal, teachers, members of the parents’ association, alumni and residents of the community on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of AKOGRAMS.[ALSO READ] State of the Nation: Akeredolu charges universities to be at the forefront of national development
The governor praised the great effort of Ogbeni Aregbesola to ensure that AKOGRAMS has a new look and proper structures.
He stressed that education was at the forefront of his administration, adding that it was based on the undeniable fact that the foundation of any meaningful development in any nation is the development of human capital through quality education.
Akeredolu said his administration was fully committed to tackling the state’s infrastructure deficit, adding that the education sector requires huge financial obligations before any significant impact can be felt.
Akeredolu commissioned the fence and gate of the AKOGRAMS school and joined Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun State and current Minister of Interior, who was one of the alumni of the school, to plant the 100 trees.
Earlier in her opening remarks, AKOGRAMS 60th Anniversary Planning Committee Chairperson, Ms. Mojisola Ajayi, said that 60 years later, the school can boast of having men and women of proven integrity who had excelled in their chosen careers.
Other dignitaries who are alumni of the school present at the event included the State Commissioner for Regional Integration and Diaspora Affairs, Ms. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, the former Head of Service and former Honorable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Akin Adaramola.
Others were the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Land and Urban Development, Rev. Alex Alake, and former Permanent Secretaries of State, Ms. Mojisola Ajayi, and Ms. Oni, who retired in as Permanent Secretary of the State Commission for Universal Basic Education, SUBEB.
The current State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Julianah Osadahun, who was a teacher at the school and composed the school anthem, was also present at the event. (NOPE)
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