No fewer than 2000 stakeholders in the education sector will converge on Akure between Thursday and Friday this week for the all inclusive and much talked about education summit organized by the Ondo state government.
Giving a breakdown of lined up activities for the summit, with the theme ‘Repositioning Education for Functionality and Technology Growth, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Femi Agagu said the two day event spanning 6 sessions is to involve all and sundry in policy formulation for the education sector.
He said the state government is sparing no efforts in making the summit a landmark that would put the education sector on a higher pedestal.
He said the education summit was borne out of the Akeredolu led government’s conviction that non-functional education and impeded technological growth had led to deficiency in the sector over the years.
He listed key participants to include wife of Ondo state governor, Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, Minister of State for Niger Delta, Prof Claudius Daramola, DG of NIEPA, Prof Lilian Salami, Afenifere Chieftan, Seinde Arogbofa and Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Prof. Olukoya Ogen and the Jegun of Ile Oluji, Oba Julius Adetimehin.
Mr Agagu expressed optimism that the summit will help transform the education sector in no distant time.
He said the stakeholders would do justice to functionality, capacity development, curriculum management and education quality among others.
Also speaking the Permanent Secretary in the Education ministry, Steve Awosika described the participants as the best minds carefully selected in the sector across the country.
For the Chairman of the Summit’s Media and Publicity Sub-Committee, Hon Kunle Adebayo this event is one that has been strategically designed to bring tangible result.
The two day summit holds on Thursday and Friday at the Dome in Akure.