Osun HOS Points Out Knowledge Gap in Education

Lack of educational law in the curriculum of teachers’ education has been identified as a knowledge gap in Nigerian education.

This observation was made by the State of Osun Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade while receiving the Provost of his alma mater, Adeyemi College of Education, Professor Olukoya Ogen along with the national officers and State alumni members of the school.

While attributing the myriad of abuses in Nigerian Schools to took of knowledge on the basics of law, Dr. Ojebade submitted that when teachers are acquainted with educational law, they would be refined and become teachers.

He then admonished the authorities of Adeyemi College of Education to introduce it into its’ curriculum, explaining that it will make their programme enriching and promote the School as a model to other Colleges and Universities.

The Head of Service also called on the Federal Government to remove all legislative and legal hindrances in the way of turning the College to a full –fledged university, affirming that it is eminently qualified to be so, being one of the celebrated pioneers of good education in Nigeria.

Earlier in his congratulatory message to the new Head of Service, the Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Samuel Akintunde had described him as a beacon of light to the School, expressing the confidence that he would provide exemplary leadership.

The Provost, who later presented a congratulatory letter to Dr. Oyebade on behalf of the management Staff and students of the school, also gave a book and customised clothes.

The National Public Relations Officer of the Association, Mr. Yemi Olugbamigbe, who described Dr. Oyebade as a good ambassador of the College, also appreciated his dedication to service, commitment to self development and versatility which, he observed, had made room for him. He also presented a giant photograph of the Head of Service of him as gift from the national body of the association.

Also speaking, the State Chairman of the Alumni Association, Mr. Abiodun Oyemakinde, who described the new Head of Service appointment’s as well deserved solicited his support for active leadership participation not only at the state level of the Alumni but also at the executive committee of the association.

Oyebade Rewards Exceptional Civil Servants in Osun

As part of efforts to ensure efficiency and productivity in the State Civil Service, the Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade recorded another first with his initiative to reward some categories of workers and Agencies that performed creditably well in the on-going Osun Education drive scheme.

The awardees include the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mrs Femi Webster-Esho, for outstanding performance in creating awareness and support for the Education scheme, the Director-General OSBC, Mr. Wale Idowu for efficient publicity and the Tutor-General, Osun Central Education District office, Mr. Bunmi Obisesan for his commitment to the success of the programme.

Other awardees are the Principals of Oke-Iragbiji High School, Mr. Abioye Lawson, Adventist Government High School, Elder Dahunsi Osundina and Mr. Adewale Olatoye, Community Middle/ High School, Ila-Odo for their exemplary leadership.

Three Schools namely Iba Community Middle/ High School, Ibokun High School and Community Middle/ High School, Telemu were also awarded for excellent performance in Environmental Sanitation and School Management.

The best supportive community in Delivery of Functional Education award went to Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government. Engr. Benjamin Olamijulo, an indigene and ex-student of Imesi-Ile High School was recognised for providing ccommodation to students and teachers while Engr. Shebanjo, a former head boy who despite his challenge donates books to the school every year.

Speaking at the event which took place at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Local Government, the Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade said the exercise which is on-going, is to boost the morale of key players and encourage others to emulate the good works with a view to raising the educational standard of the State.

In a similar development, the Environmental Sanitation Committee comprising of Mr. Dayo Laluwoye, Mr. Kayode Adegoke, Mr. Kelani Adesina and Mr. Adeolu Oyebayo adjudged the State of Osun Water Corporation as the neatest for the week with the Local Government Service Commission and the Local Government Pension Board, coming second and third respectively.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Dayo Laluwoye said most MDAs participated effectively in the exercise and appreciated the level of compliance and improvement over what was seen last week.

The General-Manager of State of Osun Water Corporation, Mr. Gbenga Owojuyigbe collected the trophy and Ten Thousand Naira cash donation on behalf of his Agency.