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Osun Assembly Laments ‘Perpetual Failure’ Of  Pupils, To Review Education Policies

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo


The Osun State House of Assembly on Wednesday  Summoned the Deputy Governor, who also double as Commissioner for Education, Titilayo Tamori, Permanent Secretary on Education and others over the failure of secondary school pupils in external examinations such as WAEC and NECO in th state.

The Speaker of the Assembly, Nojeem Salaam, gave the order of summons when the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, tutors-general in the three education districts and principals of some secondary schools had discussions with the lawmakers on the review of the education system in the state.

Salaam regretted the poor implementation of some of the lofty policies of the state government on education.

He said, “There is the need to review and evaluate our education system in Osun, to make it work properly the way we expect, and it requires the contribution of the formulator and the implementer of the policies.

“Perpetual failure of  students under a particular system calls for concern.

“Also, those in the service must advise us frankly. Policies are made for men not men for policies If the policies of government are the cause of this failure, you need to tell us, perhaps, the government can stop some of them.

“Though, the government has its challenge by not being able pay workers’ salaries and grants to schools for some time now, but that does not mean teachers should not do their jobs. If they are eventually paid, how would the students recover what they have lost?”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lawrence Oyeniran, identified poor funding as the major challenge hindering the performance of the executor of government education policies.

He said the policies of government on education were perfect, but for the poor funding, due to financial challenges facing the state.

Also, the state chapter president, All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Anthony Famoriyo, asked government to compel parents to pay fees for their children attending public schools, with a view to generating money for the funding of schools.