Adeleke sets up Education Summit to curb Challenges, Deplorable Conditions in Osun

Osun state governor Ademola Adeleke has called for an education summit to tackle the challenges affecting the system in the state and make a  reform for better performance.

The governor expressed disastisfaction over the poor rating of the examination performance and the deplorable condition of education in the state.

The Chairman of the summit Oyesoji Aremu at a press conference on Friday in Osogbo stated that a summit was held in 2011 with Prof Wole Soyinka as the chairman.

Aremu a Professor of Counselling and Criminal Justice at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan noted that a lot might have happened in the sector after the summit, Aremu blamed politicians for the lack of continuity in the governance.

He noted that “the Committee had received memoranda from different organisations and individuals”, promising that” justice would be done to come up with recommendations that would be of benefit to the state”.

In his address, the Commissioner for Education, Dipo Eluwole, expressed the displeasure of the state government over the moribund state of education in the state.

He said, “Available records have shown that the state is rated as being the most poorly rated in the public examination performance index which puts Osun state among the last three in the nation for some time now.

“The state is also having the largest number of out-of-school children in southwest Nigeria and probably the least inadequate teacher-pupil-ratio.

“These are descriptions that were alien to the state education sector in the past because the founding fathers bequeathed a befitting education legacy to the state.”

He said the summit would among others look into the “collapse of school inspectors, inadequate number of teachers, deviant behavior of students, and other policies that will make schools and their environment child-friendly, conducive, safe, and motivating.”

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