Lokoja, Nov. 12, 2020
The State‘s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, gave the assurance when a team from the Federal Education Qualify Assurance Service paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Lokoja.
He said the ministry had used the Covid-19 lockdown period to put a lot of things in place, which according to him were already getting the approval of the governor now that the Covid-19 lockdown was over.
”In addition, the governor had recently inaugurated a committee on Education For All Project (EDUFAP), meant to cater for the 285 public secondary schools in the state in terms of infrastructures, renovations, equipping laboratories and libraries, manpower in schools among others”, Jones said.
He assured that the ministry was looking forward to a robust and effective collaboration with the federal education quality assurance service to enhance for the delivery of quality education to the people of Kogi.
Earlier, the state Coordinating Evaluator, Federal Education Qualify Assurance Service, Mrs Bukola Jamgbadi, congratulated the Commissioner on his well deserved appointment and assured him of synergy of roles and responsibility at different levels for comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.
She noted that the Quality Assurance focused on ensuring that channels of communication and feedback mechanism were opened, effective and relevant in order to ensure uniform standards , ownership and sustainability.
She noted that most teachers had good knowledge and understanding of their subject matter which motivated and inspired learners to make appreciable progress.
She added that most schools visited, staff and learners were involved in decision making as the authorities delegate duties to them through committees and prefectural system to prepare learners for future leadership roles.
”Supervision and monitoring of lessons by the Principals and Supervisors to ensure class attendance and work coverage were observed in most schools.
”There were various supportive PTA in most schools, and most teachers have well drawn lesson from National Curriculum to facilitate learning, among others”, Jamgbadi said.
She also solicited for the support of the Commissioner for the provision of operational vehicle anytime they were going for External Evaluation of schools, while expressing their desire to contribute their token to the development of education in the state.
Compiled By Ademu Seidu,
PRO KOGI MOEST