.Condemns Obnoxious EEducational Policies
The Osun state standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9 election, Dr. Iyiola Omisore has said that he will transform the dwindling educational sector of the state when elected as the governor of the state.
Dr. Omisore, in a release signed by his Director of Media and Strategy, Prince Diran Odeyemi lamented that the incumbent governor of the state, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has bastardized the educational structure of the state by the introduction of some obnoxious policies which have devastated the educational status of the state.
Dr. Omisore particularly lamented the indefinite strike embarked upon by the four tertiary institutions in the state; abnormal merging of secondary schools, common uniform for primary and secondary schools, cancelation of primary and secondary education programme of 6-3-3-4, abnormal taxation on higher institution staffers, denial of tertiary institution workers legitimate retirement age of 65 years and proposed merger of tertiary institutions in the state.
The former deputy governor in the state said, “it is only an illeterate governor that would demolish school buildings like Fakunle Comprehensive High School for a Shoprite project for a former governor of Lagos state”.
Omisore also lamented the poor result of secondary school students in the National Examination Council (NECO) and West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) since about 3 years ago, saying “this could be attributed to killing zeal of secondary school in the state for which has made Osun profile in educational rank of Nigeria number 24 out of the 36 states, while we were ranked number 13 in 2010”.
He also condemned the non-functionability of Opon-Imo tablet, allegedly produced by a son of the governor. Omisore lamented the inclusion of Ifa divinity studies on the curricula of the Opon-Imo, while positing that that had also introduced the secondary school students to series of anti-social vices like ponography and others.
However, he queried why computer tablets could be replaced for text books in secondary schools, even while teachers and instructors of the students are not taught on the usage of Opon-Imo tablet. He described it as bastardization of educational programme of the state.
Omisore therefore called on the striking lecturers of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, Osun State Colleges of Education, Ilesa and Ila-Orangun to remain resolute and focused in their aspirations, while he promised to look into their plights when he is finally elected by the entire Osun people.