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We will reposition Untiy, Special schools for better performance - ODSG
  • Aug 22, 2019

In a bid to reposition the five unity schools and four special schools in Ondo state for better academic performance the state  ministry of Education has embarked on a regular meeting with the heads of the schools

The meeting according to the Commissioner for Education Mr Femi Agagu is an avenue for the school heads to discuss with government the various challenges facing them in order to proffer solutions

Addressing the Principals of the five unity schools , the commissioner said the schools were established to serve as models to other secondary schools in the  state and therefore should maintain the status.

Agagu who took time to listen to the principals one after the  other while highlighting their challenges  charged them to  be responsive in the discharge of their duties and monitor the teachers and students under them to  ensure better academic performance

Speaking on the security of the schools the commissioner urged the principals to be more proactive noting that security guards must be on the alert both day and night.

In his response, the principal of unity secondary school Epinmi Akoko, Mr Oyedeji Adegbenro  said despite the various challenges facing them, the principals efforts are yielding good  results.

According to him,  beside improvement in internal  examinations, the last  West  Africa Senor School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results where the students performed excellently well is a testimony of the principals’ efficiency and government commitment to the education sector

In a meeting with the heads of the Special schools, the commissioner told them that the government is deeply concerned about the interest and the welfare of the  special Students

He admonished the Head teachers to always look for what to do to make the students relevant in the  society  adding that there is ability in disability

Speaking on behalf of the headteachers Mrs Tolani Olaitan of special school Akure said efforts were being made by the  headteachers to discover the talents of each student in a view to making them useful to themselves ,  their  families and the society .

The meeting which was held in succession had the principals of unity secondary school Epinmi Akoko,  St John’s Mary unity secondary school Owo, St Peter’s unity secondary school, Akure, St Helen’s unity secondary school Ondo  and that of Unity secondary school Ode Aye as first batch.

While the meeting with special schools had the headteachers of physically challenged Ikare Akoko,  visually impaired Owo,  , Hearing impaired Akure and mentally impaired Okeigbo  and Director of schools Ministry of Education in attendance.

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Ondo Head of Service lauds Governor Akeredolu over workers welfare
  • Aug 22, 2019

The Ondo State Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye has assured all workers in the state that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu would continue to interact with the leadership of labour unions in order to sustain the cordial relationship between them.

Mr Aragbaiye, who gave the assurance at the 2nd quarterly Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) Management meeting held in Akure, noted that the Governor, had at different fora acknowledged the contributions and support of workers to the numerous achievements of his administration in the last two years.

He commended Governor Akeredolu for prioritizing the welfare of workers within the available scare resources, adding that government would not deny them any of their entitlements.

He described workers as the engine of government with which it can actualise its policies and programmes, saying that government would sustain the quarterly meeting so as to continue to enjoy the support of workers to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Department of Establishment and Training, Mr Victor Olajorin appreciated the HOS for facilitating and personally attended the meeting which he said is a right step towards achieving harmonious government – labour relationship in the state.

While welcoming the leadership of the unions to the meeting, the Chairman Joint Negotiating Councils, Comrade Opeyemi Oloniyo congratulated Mr Aragbaiye on his new appointment and also commended him for being the only HOS that attended the meeting in the last six years.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr Gbenga Adelae and his counterpart in the Teaching Service Commission, Mrs Funmilayo Ajayi were also at the meeting to attend to issues bothering on labour matters.

Representatives of the various labour unions in the state public service attended the meeting where issues bothering on the on-going verification exercise at the local government councils, conversion of workers from one cadre to another, training of workers and other matters relating to public service were discussed.

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ODSG assures adequate security ahead of Olowo coronation, as traditional rites begins on friday
  • Aug 21, 2019

Ondo State government has assured all the invited dignitaries within and outside the country of adequate security arrangement ahead of the installation of the new Olowo-elect, Prince Gbadegesin Ogunoye.

Speaking on the security arrangement put in place to ensure hitch-free traditional rites that precede the installation, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Security Matters and chairman security sub-committee of the installation, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, said adequate security strategies have been put in place for the smooth traditional rites and installation processes.

He, however, warned hoodlums and all pickpockets to stay away from all the processes or be ready to face the consequences.

The traditional rites ahead of the installation of the new Olowo of Owo Kingdom, Gbadegesin Ogunoye, would begin this week Friday.

Dojumo explained that members of the security sub-committee have met with installation committee and other relevant stakeholders including the Omo-Olowos to ensure peaceful processes, saying that government is leaving no stone unturned to make the entire installation ceremony hitch-free.

He also added that all strategic areas and points where installation rites would take place have been well manned by the joint security operatives all in the bid to protect the lives and property of both the citizens and the invited guests, before, during and after the installation.

The chairman security sub-committee who assured all the citizens and the invited guests of adequate security, also appreciated all sons and daughters of Owo and relevant stakeholders for their positive roles and support to ensure successful outings.

Also speaking, the Senior Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, stressed that all the invited guests and residents of Owo kingdom have nothing to fear as government is being proactive about the security arrangement.

 He added that government was also guiding against any possible stampede owing to the mammoth crowd within and outside the country that would attend the installation ceremony, describing the stool of Olowo as very important tool within and outside the country.

 Odebowale added that all the arrangements being put in place was to ensure things are done properly and successfully without any hitch, just as he called on Owo sons and daughters to continue to maintain peace as the traditional rites ahead of the installation begin on Friday.

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Ondo HoS calls for cooperation as LG workers, teachers, pensioners, undergo verification
  • Aug 21, 2019

The much awaited verification of local government workers, primary school teachers and their pensioners have commenced on Tuesday across the 18 Council areas of Ondo state.

It was  gathered that the exercise was aimed at fishing out ghost workers, teachers and pensioners in the state.

It was further learnt that despite massive retirement of primary school teachers and LG workers their monthly wage bills were yet to reduced significantly.

Meanwhile, the state government said the on-going verification exercise of workers at the local government councils in the state is to ascertain the number of workers that are genuinely working in the councils.

The state Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye who made this known on Tuesday while monitoring the exercise in Akure South Local Government Councils Secretariat in Akure, said the exercise is in the best interest of both the workers and the government.

While addressing the workers at the commencement of the exercise, Aragbaiye said the verification is to identify the actual number of workers that should be on government pay roll, saying that it is also meant to eradicate the instances where government would be paying ten people when only two people are actually doing their jobs.

Williams Oni, Media Manager in the Office of HOS, quotes Aragbaye to have therefore enjoined the workers to cooperate with the state government for their mutual benefit, saying that the exercise was not to put unnecessary suffering on them.

Responding to reporter’s interview, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Segun Odusanya said the exercise only concerned local government staffs, primary school teachers and pensioners at the local government councils.

He said those concerned are to come to the verification centres with their letters of first appointment, last promotion letters and must be identified by their Heads of Department.

The exercise is expected to last for two days.

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ODSG seals 10 event centres over tax evasion
  • Aug 21, 2019

Ondo State government yesterday sealed off 10 event centres in Akure, Ondo State capital for evading tax.

The director in charge of hotel registration and classifications in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr Kehinde Olasoji who led the team of enforcement exercise emphasised that tax evasion is a criminal offence.

Areas visited by the team are Ijapo Estate and Oke Aro in Akure where ten centres were eventually sealed off.

The director said the state would not tolerate tax evasion, stressing that the numerous projects being carried out by the government could only be sustained and improved upon if taxes are paid as and when due.

Olasoji vowed that it would be a continuous exercise.

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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

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