WE sincerely appreciate the work your entire team is doing by being the voice of the voiceless and defending the defenseless.
I want to express my views on Osun State Government’s free education and its complexities. We understand that the government, since its inception was forced to retain the free-education policy of the progressive government since the people would not accept anything less.
The government also introduced the school free-meal programme and free distribution of reading and writing materials to school children and provision of sitting materials to public school across the state.
My concern us that is laudable as these policies work have become avenues through which money has been siphoned into private pockets at the expense of qualitative education.
Government officials in the education sector have became avenue through which money has been look they siphoned into private pockets at the expense of qualitative education.
Government officials in the education sector have formed the habit of taking eggs and chocolate drinks meant for schools children home for their personal needs.
The huge amount of money the state government claimed to have spent on the provision of sitting materials in school are without adequate infrastructure or it possible for the officials to put sitting furniture in the dilapidated blocks of class room?
Recently, the government announced that it had invested about N700millon on the provision of reading materials in school, yet the quality of education in our schools is seriously on the decline.
A baffling scenario is that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Branch Controller said that Osun ranked low the in the recent school certificate results just released and his counterpart from JAMB said that Osun ranks high on examination malpractices in Nigeria.
I think that government should concentrate more on reuniting the already dilapidated sector by doing the right things first instead of allowing the last thing come first.
Government should put every machineries in place that would ensure that the states lost- pride is reclaimed through sound education revitalizing policies.
•ADEGBOROYE ADEWOLE, Alekunwodo Street, Osogbo, Osun State.