The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has launched the Summer Camp for 250 students and said the model schools constructed by his administration will begin operation in September.
Gov Amosun who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, revealed this on Monday in Ewekoro area during the camping of the students in one of the model schools located in Ewekoro Local Government.
He stated that efforts were ongoing to put “finishing touches” to the schools to enable them begin operations fully for the 2016/2017 academic session.
According to him, the model schools would revolutionise the education sector and set the pace in access to quality education in the state.
He noted that the schools were equipped with ultra-modern facilities while adequate security arrangement had also been made to ensure the safety of students and staff.
“Our model schools will be starting in September by God’s grace. Ogun State government is ready and we are just putting finishing touches to all the other things that are supposed to be there. Forms are already in place but they have not been distributed. We want to start with this summer camp first.
“We have so many brilliant students in our public schools that don’t have the opportunity to go to private schools. But with these model schools, once you are brilliant and you are doing well, you can come. It’s a subsidised form of school for the less-privileged,” the governor said.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Mrs. Modupe Mujota hailed the summer camp initiative, saying it would engage children constructively during the holiday.
She said the school would focus on academics, practical life skills, performing arts and craft and sports, adding that the government sees the summer camp as a reward for students who had done well in the state-sponsored unified examinations.