Ekiti to return missionary schools in September
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said the transfer of schools to missions is a government policy to improve the quality of education in the state.
The Governor said the first set of schools to be returned to missions would be announced during the commencement of the next academic session in September.
Fayemi, while hosting the Prelate, Methodist Church, Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche, said returning the schools will further stamp the administration’s respect for values, promising that government would work out an efficient and workable model, as practised in other states where schools had been transferred to the missions.
He said government would pay the teachers and give grants to the schools, while the missions will take care of administration.
On security, Fayemi assured that measures put in place by his administration to tackle farmers-herders clash and crime would be stepped up so that the state’s peaceful disposition would be sustained.
He reiterated that anyone caught engaging in any criminal act will be made to face the consequences, aside being addressed as a criminal, irrespective of the tribe.
Speaking earlier, the Prelate said his visit was to pray for the Governor and the state. He described Fayemi as a good product Ekiti State was lucky to have, judging from his antecedents during his first term as Governor and as Minister in the Mines and Steel ministry.
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