Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu says his administration will continue to do its best within available resources to provide functional education that will advance technological growth in Ondo state.
The Governor made the disclosure at the 46th annual national conference of home economics teachers association of Nigeria held at the dome in Akure.
The event with the theme “The role of home economics education in addressing emerging challenges on Security matters and unemployment in Nigeria through entrepreneurial activities” brought together home economics teachers in the 36 states including the fct.
The national President of the association, Hajiya Rabiat Ibrahim thanked members and the Ondo State government for making the conference a success stressing that the outcome would in no small way contribute to the socioeconomic growth of the nation.
Also, the National Provost and state President, Mrs Agnes Fadahunsi who was full of gratitude to the governor for supporting the association explained that the theme of the event is a pointer to the fact that whatever goes on at the home front affects the environment.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu expressed hope that the home economics teachers will be well positioned to engender the right attitude as well as orientation among students to surmount challenges of unemployment at the completion of their education.
Represented by the state commissioner for education, science and technology, Femi Agagu, the governor maintained that part of the reasons he restructured the education ministry to what it is now is to further empower them to formulate policies that will promote science and technology.
He stressed that funds have been provided for the procurement of science and home economics equipment for outstanding academic performance in public secondary schools in the state.
The governor’s wife Mrs Betty Akeredolu represented by the senior special assistant to the governor on women affairs, Mrs Titi Adeyemi enjoined home economics teachers to continue to imbibe the culture of home management on the girl child at all times.
Highpoint of the event was the exhibition of various creative works, and presentation of awards to the commissioner for education science and technology, Mr Femi Agagu and OSRC’s director of marketing, Mr Femi Akindolie among others for their immense contribution to the association.