The Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, in conjunction with Ogun State Economic Transformation Projects (OGSTEP) have sensitised Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educators and stakeholders in the education sector on the introduction of Intensive Teaching Methodology, an interactive way of imparting knowledge into students for effective performance.
Speaking in Abeokuta during the sensitisation programme, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu noted that the government had decided to introduce the methodology in Public Senior Secondary Schools across the State, through Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI) to further impact on learners.
Prof. Arigbabu also hinted that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration was working out modalities to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all public schools across the State, starting with the 42 flagship schools, to ensure maximum security, monitoring of infrastructure, teaching and learning activities directly from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
“The State is in process of installing cameras in schools, starting with the 42 flagship schools, to monitor activities in schools directly from the Ministry”, he said
Arigbabu stated that the six pillars of Ogun State Education Revitalisation Agenda (OGSERA) which are curriculum development, management, technology integration into teaching and learning, revenue funding, infrastructure development and teachers/students welfare were driven by technology and was yielding desired results.
Giving an overview of the sensitisation programme, the Acting Project Manager, Skill Development, Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP), Mr. Fatai Osunsanya said the event was to empower educators to increase students’ engagement in mathematics and science subjects, towards transforming learning activities in schools.
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Mr. Osunsaya said with the introduction of the new method of teaching, teachers would be better equipped to compete with their peers around the world and learners would also be acquiring more practical sessions for better productivity.
Speaking, the representative of Africa University of Science and Technology, Dr. Sola Odusanya said the contentious issues in education centered around access, quality and relevance, commending the present administration for various packages that keep projecting the State as number one in the delivery of quality education.