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Ogun Govt Lauds LEAMSP Efforts In Education Development

By Shakirat Abdulwasiu

ABEOKUTA- Ogun state government has commended the efforts of League Of Muslim Schools Proprietors Worldwide (LEAMSP) in complimenting educational policy, which has further assisted in navigating challenges faced in the sector.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology stated this at the 6th LEAMSP educational summit, held in Arigbajo, Ifo local government area of Ogun state capital.

The summit, with the theme, “Flourishing In Time Of Uncertainties”, Arigbabu noted that the summit was a reminder of the pivotal role education plays in shaping the brighter future, in an era marked by rapid technological advancement.

He appreciated the convener for creating a platform dedicated to training of professionals and fostering collaboration within the education sector.

“I want to appreciate the efforts of LEAMSP as you complement the efforts of the state government to move education forward.

”This is a groundbreaking initiative to digitalize and revitalize education across the state, leveraging technology through streamlined curriculum design enhanced school management and optimizing revenue and funding mechanisms, fostering technology innovation and improved infrastructure development.

“One notable aspect of OGSERA is the commitment in exclusivity and partnership evident by the introduction of transfers into private schools and the integration of activities of the changed schools programme through OGSERA platforms.

“This is a significant step toward promoting collaboration between public and private educational institutions, ultimately enhancing quality and capability education for all’, he added.

Speaking earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman League of Muslim Schools Proprietors Worldwide, Ustadh Abdulazeez Ajibola stressed the need to engage in meaningful dialogue, share insights and forge partnerships that will propel educational institutions forward in the country.

Ajibola said the gathering serves as a beacon of light to guide the changing landscape of education, especially in times of uncertainties.

“In navigating these uncertain times, we are presented with two crucial sub-themes that demand our attention and innovative solutions: School Digitalization : Prospect and Challenges, and Scaling Strategies Towards Paucity of Teachers.

“In embracing the digital age, our schools stand at the forefront of transformation. The prospect offered by digitalization are vast and promising. It enables us to enhance learning experiences, reach students in remote areas, and adapt to diverse learning style.

“However, with these prospects come challenges that require careful consideration and strategic planning. From ensuring equitable access to technology to safeguarding student privacy and cyber security, the journey of digitalization demand our collective wisdom and collaboration.

“Simultaneously, we confronted with the pressing issue of the paucity of teachers. As the demand for quality education continues to rise, we must devise innovative scaling strategies to meet this demand while maintaining the integrity and excellence of our educational institutions.

“Whether through mentorship programs, leveraging technology for teacher training or exploring alternative pathways to certification, our commitment to nurturing the next generation of educators remains unwavering.

“As we delve into these critical topics over the course of this summit, let us remember the profound responsibility entrusted upon us as stewards of knowledge and guardians of the future. Our actions today will shape the trajectory of countless lives tomorrow.

“Together, let us harness the power of knowledge, innovation and compassion to create a world where every child has the opportunity to flourish and realize their fullest potential”, he added.

Meanwhile, Ogun State Controller, West African Examination Council (WAEC) Dr. Abayomi Suberu blamed state governments for indulging parents and private schools owners in examination malpractice.

Dr. Suberu stressed if the government had discouraged many private schools from indulging the pupils, examination malpractice would not be rampant in our schools today.

He, however, cautioned private school owners to discourage their students and parents on the need to shun examination malpractice.

According to him, this step would help the nation from producing half-baked graduates in our tertiary institutions.

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