*REVITALIZING AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN OGUN STATE: MONITORING COMMENCES ON UBEC/SUBEB AETP IMPLEMENTATION*
In a bid to ensure the success of the 2018/2019 UBEC/SUBEB Agricultural Education Training Program (AETP), Executive Chairman Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, has initiated monitoring exercises across 80 Public Primary Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in the 20 Local Government Education Authorities.
Expressing his commitment to the project, Dr. Majekodunmi emphasized the importance of periodic monitoring to guarantee the program's success. During a visit to Nawah Un Deen Primary School in Obafemi Owode, where poultry and chicken rearing took place, the Executive Chairman commended the school's successful implementation of the project. He urged for active Learner's participation to foster interest in farming as a noble profession.
At Abeokuta Grammar School, Junior Abeokuta, focusing on fishery, Dr. Majekodunmi highlighted the project's goal of instilling a keen interest in farming among learners. The Executive Chairman stressed the significance of students actively engaging and acquiring full knowledge of fishery farming for future self-sufficiency.
Meanwhile at St. Augustine Primary School in Adatan, Abeokuta, the School has 175 Broilers stocked for chicken rearing. Dr. Majekodunmi Encouraging the learners, he emphasized the golden opportunities in poultry, fishery, animal rearing, and banana plantation, urging them to embrace these projects seriously for personal success.
Acknowledging the impact of the AETP, Mr. Gbazal Ajibade Niniola, the Headteacher of Nawah Un Deen Primary School, revealed that 110 birds were in the school's poultry, expecting them to start laying eggs in three weeks time. He commended the Federal and State Government for reintroducing practical farming to schools, describing the project as a commendable initiative.
Similarly, Mrs. Solola Adetutu, the Agriculture Teacher at Abeokuta Grammar School Junior, expressed delight in the fishery project and pledged to encourage learners to develop a profound passion for it.
Accompanying the Executive Chairman on the monitoring exercise were; UBEC Coordinator, Ogun State Mr. Shola Badmus, Director of Academic and School Services, Ogun SUBEB, Mrs. Anifowose Kehinde, SUBEB Internal Auditor - Mr. Yusuf Tajudeen, and other senior education officers.