Posted by News Express | 10 August 2016 | 2,006 times
The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has advised the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to resign from office with immediate effect following the poor performance of students of the state public schools in the just released result of the 2016 May/June West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The group opined that the mass failure of students in WAEC result was an outcome of bad policies of the present administration on education, saying as it stands the governor has destroyed the educational system of the state beyond redemption.
CSCEO in a statement signed on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by its Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, lamented that in spite of billions of naira the government said it spent on ‘Opon-Imo’, O-School Uniforms, construction of buildings and others, the state came last among its peer in the South-West and 29th out of 36 states of the federation.
“It means, all the billions of naira Aregbesola said he spent on education was a ruse and the 4-5-3 system of education his government embarked upon was illogical. It is clear that all the acclaimed efforts of Mr. Aregbesola in the educational sector of the state were embarked upon to enrich himself and his family members with their political associates.
“The governor whose ego was unequal to others should cover his face in shame with this result and it is clear that Osun people need competent and capable hand to take the state out of present doldrums.
“We wondered how many future generations of Osun people that Aregbesola and his government has destroyed by this woeful performance of our dear innocent children,” the statement read.
The group alleged that Aregbesola is still owing teachers of public schools in the state their monthly salaries for a period of eight months and there was no professional training organised for the affected teachers as parts of incentive to give them better result on the educational system of the state.
CSCEO insisted that all the phantom projects embarked upon in the educational sector by Aregbesola which made the state to borrow beyond its capacity was a way to siphon the meagre resources of the state which was seriously affecting the performance of the results of the students in public examinations.
Supporting its argument with the inflation of contract sums like that of Wole Soyinka High School, Ejigbo, which was initially awarded at the rate of N250 million but later inflated to N750 million and the N8.6 billion Tablet of knowledge (Opon-Osi) contract which was awarded to Aregbesola’s biological son, Kabiru, the group explained that all the projects were nothing to write home about today.
“We however, seized this opportunity to advise Mr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola to honourably tender his resignation from office as Governor of Osun State because the present administration has become a disaster to the good people of Osun State in all human endeavours which has seriously retarded the educational sector of the state,” the coalition said.
“This development has shown the world that Aregbesola lacks capability to run the state again and he should be relieved of his position in order to help the state to record the undiluted development and growth in all ramifications across the length and breadth of the state,” it added.
Sualaiman therefore called on well meaning Osun People at home and abroad to rise up against the ongoing destruction of the educational system of the state by Aregbesola through phantom policies, describing education system as the bedrock of development in any human society.
•Photo shows Governor Aregbesola.
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