CITIZENS COMPASS- THE Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has promised to always reward outstanding students for continued improvement.
He gave the assurance in Abeokuta, recently, at the closing of the State level of the 25th Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists, (JETS) competition, saying learners who had made the State proud were honoured with cash gifts to make their academic pursuit easier, apart from the scholarship received from the Federal Government.
The Commissioner noted that winners of the last edition of the JETS competition, Master Azeem Gbolahan, Global Mathematics Competition, Faith Odunsi and the young poet, Precious Oyibo were rewarded for their outstanding performances, enjoining the State contingent to the National Final of JETS in Nasarawa later in the year, to avoid distraction and perform excellently for them to emerge as winners, in confirmation to the supremacy of Ogun State as number one in JETS competition.
“If you do well in the JETS competition, you should know that you’re making the State proud, the Federal and State Governments will support you to make your academic pursuit easy, for you to be in the limelight”, Arigbabu said.
Also speaking, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, represented by the Director of Education, Curriculum and Evaluation, Mrs. Mariam Oloko, said the Local Organising Committee for the competition was working to ensure that the State keeps winning the competition since its reactivation in 2020.
In his welcome address, the Director of Education, Department of Science and Technology, Mr. Sunkanmi Ogunpola, revealed that the National Final of the 25th Edition of JETS competition scheduled for 2023 had been shifted to hold this year due to the 2023 General Elections.
In his remark, winner at the competition for the Senior category; Enoch Afenisumen from Great Grace Secondary School, Owode Yewa said he was grateful to God for making his school proud at the State level, promising to work hard with other State contingent to enable Ogun to retain its leading position.