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The Governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his government might declare a state of emergency in the education sector.
Abiodun said this after over seven hours marathon meeting held with the body of permanent secretaries and service chiefs in the state.
The governor explained that his call for an overhaul in the sector is not unconnected to the decline in the students’ performances in the state.
He said, “We are going to look at every programmes of this government through prism of settling them. We have to focus on primary and tertiary education.
“We have to bring them up from scratch. Yes, we have the largest number of schools in the country. However, performances of our students are on the decline. We may be declaring emergency in the education sector.”
Speaking on the state of rural roads, Abiodun lamented the state of rural roads across the state, the worrisome condition he said he discovered during campaigns.
“In the course of our campaign, we realise that one of the major disconnects between the government and the people is the poor state of rural and township infrastructure. And this government will place premium on maintaining and repairing and rural and township roads.”
Earlier before speaking to journalists, the governor met the heads of all security agencies in the state.