The quality of our children’s education shouldn’t depend on where they grow up, their family circumstances, their race, their wealth, or disability, and Omotoso believes that public education and the investments we make in our children through schools—should be an engine of opportunity for all Ondo citizen.
The present education system we have does not give room to vocational orientation and that’s why it has not aligned to the world education standard. In lieu of this, people are now seeing graduates as injudicious and yet those that are exceptionally outstanding in their academic pursuit still find it difficult to integrate with the reality as attainable in our world.
They tend to grow frustrated with time because they do not possess other crafty potentials which they were supposed to have learned in the schools before graduating.
Omotoso Administration Will
- Ensure technical schools’ curriculum is intertwined and inculcated into our entire secondary schools to vocationally orientate and equipped the students with the utmost essential skills to progress into society.
- Enhance and equipped public school laboratories with better apparatus and instruments that will help keep their skills and curriculum updated in accordance with the world.
- Create a credit facility and scholarships for university students who are unable to pay their tuition.
- Schools with any insufficient workforce will be review through the Ministry of Education that has the capacity within jurisdictions and more competent teachers will be retrained and redeployed.
- Ensure professional development for all teachers, including continuing education and mentorship programs so teachers imparted students with the updated curriculums as well as values.
- Rebuild, modernize, and green our state’s schools. Off-grid power supplies such as solar power will be prioritized for rural schools and roll out in phase.
- Our public schools can and should be more than just places where children learn – they can be community centers that build the health and well-being of students. We must act to transform our education system into a high-quality public good that connects education, health, and social services to young people. A strong investment in sustainable community school programs can help us achieve that.
- Provide year-round, subsidize school meals through our school meals programs, and offer incentives for sourcing food from local sources. No children should go to school hungry.
- Build Community Library to serve the suburban and rural areas. This could be built out of abandoned buildings. Community libraries could also branch out to serve as social service centers providing vital services such as job search, career guidance, and health care information.