Ogun to Host National Council on Education

•Governor Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

•Governor Ibikunle Amosun
•Governor Ibikunle Amosun

The city of Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, southwest, Nigeria will next week play host to the stakeholders in the educational sector as the National Council on Education would be meeting to assess and deliberate on the implementation of the new school curricula and make amends where necessary.

This was disclosed Wednesday in Abeokuta by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Segun Odubela while briefing newsmen at the Press Centre, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta on the preparation of the state to host the 60th meeting of the council.

Odubela stated that the meeting, which would be headed by the Minister of Education, would be holding between 3-7 November 2014 in the state capital.

The theme of the meeting is “Access and Equity: Imperative to the National Development.”

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He said that “policies on this theme had been on the front burner of the joint consultative committee, reference committee meeting and the 75th joint consultative Committee on Education meetings.

“Most of the policies from the past will be subjected to further discussion and ratification for states to be urged, directed or approved for the betterment of the system,” Odubela revealed.

Odubela stated that there would be “technical sessions where matters arising from the 75th Joint Consultative meeting would be treated alongside the level of implementation of decision taken at the 59th National Council on Education meeting and adoption of new policies for state to urge and approve.”

Those expected to attend the meeting includes all the Commissioners for Education in all the 36 states of the federation and the FCT. Others are examination bodies such as West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), State Universal Basic Education Boards, Directors of Planning, Research and Statistics, among others.

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