The Ondo State Government has declared that any author or publisher that fails to submit his or her book for the forthcoming review stands no chance of having such book recommended for usage in the state’s public and private schools.
Mr Femi Agagu, The Commissioner for Education, stated this while speaking with journalists in Akure on the forthcoming exercise.
He stated that the government would no longer tolerate the usage of unapproved books and instructional materials in private and public secondary schools in the state.
He said the state is committed to ensuring quality education for the pupils of the state to enhance their performance in national and international examination.
According to the commissioner, books for primary and secondary schools in the state are reviewed periodically by the government, while the primary school books are reviewed every five years, books for the secondary schools are reviewed every three years.
He said the state is set to conduct review of all books and that all stakeholders, publishers and authors must participate in the review
Agagu said the process involved in the recommendation of books for schools in the state makes imposition impossible as the process involves many stakeholders in the education sector.