Education is Compulsory, Free in Ekiti, Says Fayemi




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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has reiterated that
education is free and compulsory up to the Senior Secondary School
level in all the public schools in the state. The Governor made this known at the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the African Church Comprehensive High School, Ikere-Ekiti.
Dr. Fayemi who spoke through his Technical Adviser on Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Kofoworola Aderiye affirmed that education is an integral part of knowledge economy which was the reason why all forms of levies that can hinder access to free and compulsory education were abrogated.
He commended the Old Students’ Association of the school for giving
back to the citadel of learning that produced them and thanked them
for motivating the younger generations.
Dr. Fayemi expressed gratitude to other alumni associations and
philanthropists in the state who are partnering with the state
government through donation and renovation of some facilities in
public schools across the state.
In his remarks, the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado requested that the state government should return the schools owned by the
missions to their original owners adding that such move will enhance efficiency, sound moral development and academic excellence.
In her speech, the Principal of the school, Mrs. Margaret Modupe
Adebayo appreciated the Ekiti State Governor who recently approved a block of three classrooms and modern Water Cistern Toilet facilities for the school. She also expressed gratitude to the Old Students Association and the PTA for their immense contributions to the school.
The Chairman of the Golden Anniversary Planning Committee, Chief Ogunseemi Benjamin expressed gratitude to the Old Students Association for the various projects initiated and implemented to mark the Golden Jubilee.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Evangelist Foluso Daramola had commissioned several projects including perimeter fencing of the Girls’ Hostel, renovated School Gate, a ‎borehole, renovated School Library and the foundation laying for the School Health Clinic.
Some notable personalities who received awards for their various
contributions to the development of the school include the pioneer
Principal, Chief Oyewole Jegede who had post humours award, a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Representing Emure Constituency, Honourble Bunmi Adelugba, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, former Commissioner for Finance, Ekiti State, Mr. Tunji Adeniyi, former Principal of the School and former Chairman, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission, Chief Bayo Adeniran.

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