The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Engr Musa Ayinla Yeketi in continuation of his state-wide monitoring of schools visited the Royal fathers and council of chiefs, teachers and parents at Irepodun and Oke-Ero Local Government Areas of Kwara State.
The import of the visit was to sensitise the community leaders on public enrolment in schools and to encourage the use of local language for teaching and learning in schools especially in primary 1-3.
Yeketi commended the teachers and advised them to be more committed to their duties. He emphasised that the monitoring will be on continuous basis to ensure that the standard obtained in the Education sector is sustained and further consolidated upon.
He thereafter enjoined the community leaders to collaborate with government to improve the education of children in the state.
Responding, His Royal Highness, the Olupo of Ajase-ipo Oba Sikiru Atanda Wonuola who is the chairman of Irepodun Local Government Traditional Council who spoke on behalf of the community leaders, commended the unrelenting efforts of the commissioner and his team for upgrading the education standard in the state.
His Royal Father, Alofa of Ilofa, Oba Samuel Dada who is the Oke-Ero Local Government Traditional Council Chairman also commended the team and advised the state government to deploy teachers to their Local Governments of origin.
In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Mariam Ayodeji Garba appreciated the community leaders for the warm reception accorded to the team and further urged teachers to be more dedicated to their duties.
In another development the commissioner frowned at some school heads who charge students for graduation activities under the pretence of Common Entrance Fees. He stressed that the Common Entrance Examination is free in Kwara State and any school heads caught charging fees for the purpose will be seriously dealt with.