The Ondo State Government has resolved to continue with its Free Education Policy for pupils of public Primary Schools and Students of public Secondary Schools in the state.
Briefing Government House reporters at the end of the State Executive Council, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu, alongside his Information and Orientation counterpart, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, said the Council looked critically at the decisions of stakeholders at the last Education Summit and resolved that Government will continue to fund education at the primary and post primary levels.
The State Executive Council, according to the commissioner, also approved the setting up of an Education Trust Fund that would help to mobilise funds for the education sector in the state.
While saying that the Trust Fund would be managed by a committee comprising prominent sons and daughters of Ondo State, Mr Agagu said the Committee would encourage each adult citizen of the state to pay #1,000:00 into the Trust Fund.
He, however, said that parents and guardians would as from next year be responsible for the payment of their children and wards’ fees for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination.
Also speaking, Olowolabi said the State Executive Council has approved the appointment of a new Asuada of Isuada in Owo Local Government Area, Prince Joel Oluwafemi Adeluwoye.