By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has said the reversal of the schools names to their old names will take place immediately schools reopen on September 21.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Jamiu Olawumi, made this known on Thursday while responding to questions on a live Rave FM radio program tagged “Frank Talk” in Osogbo, the state capital.
The immediate-past Governor Rauf Aregbesola had in 2013 introduced a single school uniform, ‘reclassification’ of the public school system, and the abolition of single-sex schools.
The current governor, Gboyega Oyetola, however, set up a panel headed by Prof. Olu Aina to review the education policies of the past administration following the clamour for change by educationists, school administrators, missionaries, school owners, and some people of the state.
Speaking on the review of the education policy, Olawumi said the reversal to the old uniforms would commence on November 9th, 2020 which is the start of the new academic session.
The Special Adviser allayed the fears of parents and guardians concerning the novel coronavirus, saying the administration of Governor Oyetola has set machineries in motion to ensure the safe resumption of students.
He said apart from the provision of safety materials that will help curb the spread of the virus among students and teachers, all schools including private schools across the state have been fumigated by the Osun Ministry of Environment which has the right formula for the process.
Olawumi added that the state government had also engaged all stakeholders including parents on the modalities for resumption before deciding on the procedure, manner, and date for resumption.
According to him, “Almost all sectors across the country have opened up, Covid-19 is already here with us and the situation doesn’t look like abating anytime soon, we can’t continue to keep our children at home. We just have to find a way around it, the only way is to put safety measures in place at our schools which we have done.”