The federal government has been charged on the need to increase budgetary allocation to the education sector.
President of the 1981 set of Iwo Grammar School, Mr Alade Adeleke gave the charge, while speaking during the 40th graduation Anniversary of the set.
According to him, the move become imperative in order to save the education sector from total collapse.
He said that the government should take urgent measures in ensuring quality teaching and learning in all public schools.
“Government should do a proper assessment of the gaps in the education sector and embark on necessary interventions that will improve the standard of education in the country”, he said.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Secretary of the stanza, Dr Wale Folarin bemoaned the level of decadence in public school, describing it as an eyesore which needed urgent intervention.
He also admonished the government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector, adding that no effort should be spared in ensuring quality teaching and learning in public schools throughout the country.
The anniversary which brought the 1981 set of the school together after 40 years, featured a cocktail and the flagging-off of the anniversary project in the school.
The occasion also afforded members of the set of the school to contribute their quota to the development of their alma mata.
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