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Government lauds Aregbesola’s education policy as minister unveils school buildings


Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has lauded Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s policy on education.He described it as a strategic and revolutionary intervention in the Osun State educational sector.

The minister expressed the hope that the policy would secure the future of the state, especially in the area of human capacity for all sectors. Adamu spoke in Ikire, shortly after joining the governor to commission a 3,000 students capacity ultra modern Ayedaade Government High School in the area.The minister commended the governor for turning the state into a true metropolitan area, adding that his achievements could not be marched by any state in the federation.

He said the construction of modern school structures all over the state, coupled with the school feeding programme, is capable of making out-of-school children to go back to learning.He disclosed that Aregbesola had also deployed well-thought-out policies to promote meaningful growth and development in the state.

He added that any state that gets the education sector right would be on the path to development.He said: “I am old enough to have experienced what the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo achieved in the education sector during his time.

“Awolowo ensured that every child, no matter the background got the best of education, and Aregbesola has rekindled that through his policies.” The minister stressed that the school feeding programme and the modern school structures being built are enough to increase enrollment in schools, in line with the Ministry of Education’s policy.

He said only a determined governor and one that truly has the passion to do well for the masses, could do what Aregbesola has done.“The future of the state is definitely secured, because the present administration is investing into the future of the state through education.

“What I have seen on ground in Osun is not found in any state of the federation, it is really unprecedented,” he said.Aregbesola, in an address urged governments at all levels to invest in public school education, if the nation wants to have peace and move forward.“We seriously need to bring back the lost glory of our public schools because that is where we have majority of pupils and they also deserve the best. “This is why this administration has been investing hugely in the education sector,” he added.

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