Schools and Educational Institutions in Ogun state have won many national and international laurels, excelled in examinations and ranked highly in the continent. Various notable Nigerian leaders and pioneers in diverse fields are alumni of these educational institutions.
Ogun State is a peaceful and serene state in the south-western region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ogun state has a proud history of academic excellence with outstanding schools that have produced high achievers.
Ogun state is also education-friendly
OgunState has a wide range of Universities, Technical and Community Colleges and Schools:
Key Universities:Covenant UniversityOlabisi Onabanjo UniversityFederal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB)
- producing about 16,000 graduates per annum including in ICT, Business Studies, Accountancy and Engineering
Number of Technical Colleges: 8
Number of Secondary Schools: 5356
Ogun State Government supports the implementation of the second round of Maternal Newborn Child Health Week (MNCHW) and about 865,381(93.2%) children aged 6–59months benefited from Vitamin A supplementation in 2016.
Expansion of the use of the life-saving diarrhea treatment - Zinc/LO-ORS to an additional 9 LGAs. A total of 3,781 children have already benefited from this treatment. The use of the life-saving diarrhea treatment (Zinc/LO-ORS) was expanded from 2 LGAs in 2011 to an additional 9 LGAs in 2012. The gradual coverage has been maintained and the use of Zinc/LO-ORS was state wide by December 2016..
Ogun State Community Based Health Insurance Scheme (CBHIS) tagged “Araya” is the flagship CBHIS and first state-wide social insurance scheme in Nigeria. The scheme targets poor pregnant women and pregnant women in all the LGAs and LCDAs of the state and has enrolled 11,822 beneficiaries as at February, 2017.
Provision of free drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Ante-retroviral drugs were available for only 5,796 HIV positive patients in 2012 but this administration with support from Partners has scaled up the numbers of HIV/AIDS patients on ante-retroviral drugs to over 12,265 as at December 2016. In 2016, Ogun State achieved a 91% treatment rate for HIV positive pregnant women, although the national average was not more than 50%.
Employment of about 300 medical personnel and manpower development for over 782 health workers in Ogun State.
Three Cancer screening centres have been established across the three senatorial districts with support from the office of the First Lady. The centre at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital serves as a screening and referral hub for the other two centres. A total of about 2,000 people have been screened and more than 120 women benefitted from free lumpectomy and cryotherapy procedures in 2016 alone.
Ogun State’s policies on Agriculture aim to ensure food security, provision of raw materials for industrial growth in an environmentally sustainable way.
Over 65% of citizens in the state rely on agriculture and agro-related activities, and in addition to actions to encourage large scale farming.
Ogun State provides support to subsistence, small and medium scale farm holders and their commercial environment.
Ogun State provide facilities to support inward investment, and a focus on driving inward investment.
Availability of 1.2million Hectares of arable land across the State and the ability to support diversified agriculture. There is also adequate rainfall for two planting seasons in a year
Network of Agricultural Extension Services, supported by 676 N-Agro Extension man power across the State
Dedicated support from the Federal Government (Agriculture and Financing)
Availability of water bodies for irrigating land for year-round farming
Coherent land acquisition and ownership policy, backed by statute to address issues of land urchins.
Housing is one of the basic needs of mankind and it is essential for the physical survival of man after the provision of food.
Adequate housing contributes to the attainment of physical and moral health of a nation and stimulates the social stability, the work efficiency and the development of individuals. It is also a key indicator of a person’s standard of living.
Commissioned 160 units of homes at A.A.K. Degun Mitros Estate, Laderin, Abeokuta comprised of blocks of 2bedroom flats as well as 2&3 bedroom semi-detached bungalows.
Construction of 272 units of 2bedroom apartments and 385 units of premium 3bedroom apartments at MTR Gardens Estate Isheri.
Construction of 30 units of terrace bungalows and 50 detached bungalows at New Dawn Estate, Agbara.
Construction of Farm Settlement at Owowo and Owode Villages for the Graduate farmers
Production of raster imageries/digital base maps covering major cities of Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu and Ota to solve the problem of non-availability of base map for planning purpose and also compliment the geographical information system.
Initiation of Legal framework for the Establishment of Urban and Regional Planning Tribunal for effective development control and enforcement across the State.
Ogun State has a well-developed Physical & Telecommunications Infrastructure, including an extensive network of trunk roads and easy access to ports and airports
Ogun State provides potable water and hygiene training to rural communities with smaller population of 1-5000 people in the State in conjunction with United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Unilever Global Fund.
Partnership with GIZ, the German Agency for International Co-operation to develop a mini-grid rural electrification scheme at Gbamugbamu in Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Energisation of 800 KVA transformer at Idowa.
Investment in Ode Omu Infrastructural project through provision of 2 solar borehole schemes, rural electrification of the community and construction of earth roads and drains.
Rapid population growth in Ogun State as well as an upsurge in the rural to urban migration has led to additional pressure on the general infrastructure in urban areas.
Good road network in the capital city – Abeokuta, to improve access and attract investors to the state.
Improved road network in the rural areas and outside the capital city, to improve access to markets for rural dwellers and attract investors.
Residential Complex at Omida, Itoku Kampala and Olori- Eku
Signing of a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the proposed Light Rail Project with Messers CRCC/CCECC.
Commenced the preliminary work on Olokola free Trade Zone