Vanguard (Lagos)

27 February 2013

Nigeria: More Facilities for Tertiary Institutions Under Way - Amosun

Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to within the next two years provide additional infrastructure in all its tertiary institutions in order to make learning more conducive to students.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barrister Yusuph Olaniyonu who stated this while featuring on a live Television programme in Abeokuta titled 'New Dawn' said the initiative will be Public Private Partnership (PPP) driven.

The Commissioner who spoke on: 'Update of infrastructural development in Ogun State' noted that the idea was to ensure conducive environment is created in and outside the campuses.

He said reduction in school fees and provision of mass transits buses to the tertiary institutions are part of steps taken by the government to make live bearable for both students and their parents.

On the proposed model school, the Commissioner who assured that admission will take effect from September said the process of admitting students into the schools would be made flexible.

Part of activities to be enjoyed by students, according to him are, hostel facilities, mass transit buses, technical workshops, a multipurpose hall, standard football pitch and laboratories amongst others.

In addition, he said students, will be admitted to the school, irrespective of their religion or political affiliation.

"What the present administration led by Senator Ibikunle Amosun is doing is to ensure that sound and qualitative education is given to every qualified citizens of the State, irrespective of their political leaning or religious belief" olaniyonu said

He then admonished citizens of the State to ensure prompt payment of taxies and other levies for government to attain it aims and objectives in the education sector.

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