The Osun State Government has discarded some controversial education policies of former governor, Rauf Aregbesola.
Announcing the new changes in the state’s education policy at a joint press conference after the State’s Executive Council Meeting on Monday, Commissioners for Information and Civic Orientation, and Education, Mrs. Funke Egbemode and Mr. Olayinka Oladoyin Folorunsho respectively, said they were the outcome of the panel set up by the governor to review some of the extant education practices and policies.
“The Council approved the recommendations to revert to the 6-3-34 structure in keeping with the provision of National Policy on Education as this will entail adequate physical and instructional facilities at all levels; adequate provision in quantity and quality of well-motivated teachers at all levels”, Egbemode said.
“The Council agreed that the state government will do well to allow every school return to its old established and recognised public uniform.
“The Council observed that the Omoluabi Education Services Limited is not performing the duties, roles and obligations expected and it was approved that the operation of Omoluabi Education Services Limited be wound up since it has not been fulfilling the mandates for which it was established.
“It was also agreed that Early Childhood Care Development Education (ECCDE) in line with the practice in the 35 other states in Nigeria be restored,” She added.
Other decisions reached were the reversal of ‘High School’ to the old nomenclature ‘Grammar School’. The council also agreed to retain Opon-Imo.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Mr Ismail Omipidan dismissed speculations that the changes were meant to rubbish the legacies of Aregbesola.