ABEOKUTA- Governor Ibikunle Amosun, of Ogun State, has lamented the state of education in the country, describing it as intolerable.
The governor said this during a visit by the management of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo to the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Amosun who deplored a situation where pupils sit on the floor to receive lessons and without instructional materials, regretted the poor communication skills of students. He called for concerted efforts to redress the situation.
The governor described education as a tool for development, adding that his administration would restore the glory of the sector in Ogun State.
He said his administration has renovated 100 schools in the first phase and provided free textbooks and exercise books to all pupils of public primary and secondary schools in the state.
He regretted the situation in the past where institutions in the state did not receive subventions for up to 19 months, wondering “what manner of graduates would be produced by such schools?”
He promised to uplift the standard of higher education in the state and said private institutions should be prepared for stiff competition from government owned schools.
Earlier in his remarks, Prof J.A. Kayode Makinde, President and Vice Chancellor, Babcock University, commended the decisions taken so far by the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.