To ensure effective and efficient managing of some old schools set up by missionaries and other educationists in Edo state, the state government is planning to return school schools to their owners.
The Governor also hinted yesterday that his administration is also planning to hand over some government-owned schools to Missions and other private persons that would be interested in developing such schools.
The government gave this hint at the occasionof the 60th Founder’s day anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima College, Auchi(OLOFOBA) in Etsako West local government area of the state.
Represented by theCommissioner for Education, Jimoh Ijegbai, Obaaeki said it was part of hisadministration’s design to revamp the education sector in the state.
He said the guidelines for the plan wasalready being worked out and that the process would commence in the second termof the administration.
He said “What we are trying to achieve is to see that government effectively concentrate on the leftover schools that are not doing well after others must have been taken over by interested persons or groups.
“Some public schools will be handed over toanybody or persons who will be capable of effectively managing them.
“Gov. Obaseki administration is trying toreopen the educational system; he started with the basic because of the need toget it right from the foundation Haven done with this, we will be upgradingnext year by introducing the same technology in our Secondary Schools.
We will be starting with the JSS1 and then move to JSS 2. He commended members of the OLOFOBA on their 60th anniversary, challenged them to be part of the effort at developing the institution that contributed to shaping their lives.
In his speech, the President of the association, Mr. Pascal Ugbome, who expressed the determination of the body to contribute to the development of the School, bemoaned the infrastructural decay in the 60th year institution.