The Ogun State Government has said that parents of students in public secondary schools in the state are to start signing undertakings on behalf of their wards to curb unruly conducts in schools.
This was revealed on Friday before members of the Ogun State of Assembly Committee on Fiance and Appropriation by Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology
The commissioner was before the house to defend the ministry’s 2022 budget.
Mr Arigbabu added that the development, as part of measures to curb disturbing trends such as hooliganism and cultism would ensure peace, both within and outside the school environments.
He assured that the government had redoubled its efforts in ensuring that the menace was nipped in the bud.
According to him, stakeholders including parents, teachers and security agents have come up with different approaches that would holistically address emerging misconduct among students.
He explained that a School-Based Management Committee was being put in place to serve as an interdisciplinary source to track and report any act inimical to peace within the school environments.
The commissioner said the ministry was equally reviving sporting activities to further engage pupils in extracurricular activities, in addition to the resuscitation of moral teaching during morning devotions.
He stated further that the ministry would further empower secondary school principals and strengthen the school-based management committee toward profiling all pupils in the schools to weed out the bad eggs.
Defending the ministry’s proposal for 2022, Arigbabu presented a total of N6.094 billion as the total expenditure for 2022.
He said it consisted of N3.129 billion for capital expenditure and N2.96 billion for recurrent expenditure, just as its revenue target was fixed at N2.28 billion.
He explained that the ministry would also be constructing 60 units of a block of three classrooms and 49 units of a block of 2 classrooms.
In addition to the classrooms, he said eight units of technical workshops/science laboratories would be constructed with some public schools rehabilitated across the state.