An estimated 700,000 children of school age are out of schools in Ogun State, according to the State Government.
The State Government, however, says it is adopting measures to reduce the growing number of out-of-school children in the State.
Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Doctor Femi Majekodunmi, made this known, while appearing on a Rockcity FM programme: ’Daybreak Show’ on Monday
The SUBEB chairman says that government is keying into a World Bank’s Programme to reduce the rate of out-of-school children, and to create a conducive atmosphere in public schools.
On the reported congestion of classrooms, the SUBEB Chairman, says that the major problems facing basic education sectors in the state is no longer classrooms congestion, but shortage of teachers.
According to Majekodunmi, only ten per cent of public schools across the state are still congested, while the issue of shortage of teachers is being addressed by government
He assures that all applicants who scored at least 54 per cent during the final screening for the Ogun Teach Scheme will be recruited.
Majekodunmi says that for now, priority is being given to those who scored 80 per cent, and other applicants with high scores during the screening exercise.