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Reforms In Education, Not Targeted At Anyone, Says Oyetola

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has explained that the reforms made by his administration in the education sector was not in any way targeted at anyone but aimed at setting the right direction for education in line with the desires and aspirations of the people.

Speaking at the inauguration of the newly-renovated block of six classrooms  undertaken and funded by the 1966-1970 set of Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa.on Saturday, Oyetola also said that the education reform, including the restoration of the 6-3-3-4 system is in conformity with the National Policy on Education.

Oyetola said the decision was arrived at having painstakingly assessed the popular demands of individuals and critical stakeholders who also kicked against the merger of schools and change of uniforms.

He added that his administration’s policies and programmes are driven by citizens’ needs and demands.

Enumerating some of the critical interventions made to revamp the education sector in the last three years of his administration, Oyetola said, “We have demonstrated our commitment to improving the education system in Osun, including provision of free tuition at primary and secondary school levels, renovation of school buildings across the state, provision of educational materials to school children, sustenance of free feeding for pupils, training and re-training of teachers, and the recent recruitment of 1,000 new teachers among other interventions.”

While applauding members of the 1966-1970 students of Ilesa Grammar School for giving back to their alma mater, the governor said the renovation of the classrooms would contribute in no small measure to the quality of teaching and learning in the school.

Oyetola called on well-meaning citizens, particularly old students of various public schools across the state, to imbibe the culture of giving back to the society as part of their corporate social responsibility and community service.

Earlier in her remarks, the Chairman, 1966-1970 set of Ilesa Grammar School Old Students Association, Alhaja Nusirat Bakare, lauded Oyetola for allowing reason to prevail and for restoring the glory, grace, honour and foremost position of Ilesa Grammar School in the annals of education in the state.

The newly-renovated block of six classrooms was part of their social responsibility and community service to mark the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the citadel of learning.

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