Osun Continues Distribution Of Opon Imo In Public Schools

The State Government of Osun has begun the distribution of e-learning computer tablets for the 2017/2018 academic session to final year pupils in the state’s public schools.

The distribution of the tablets began in an informal ceremony at Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo, as pupils and teachers were excited to receive the device again.

Thirty thousand units of the tablets will be given to final year pupils ahead of writing their Senior Secondary School Examinations (SSCE), the National Examinations Council (NECO) and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) examinations.

Their teachers across the state will also get the device.

The device, nicknamed Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge), was introduced by the Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola administration in 2013 as a first-of-its-kind Stand-alone e-learning tablet to aid learning among secondary school pupils in the state.

The beneficiaries have been final year pupils across the state.

Since its introduction in 2013, it has served four sets of final year pupils in Osun public schools.

Out of the intended 150,000 tablets, 50,000 were produced and distributed every session to final year pupils and their teachers.

At the inaugural ceremony at Osogbo Government High School in Osogbo, the school’s head teacher, Mrs Folorunsho Olubisi Ladapo, described Opon-Imo as an unusual education infrastructure.

She noted that since its invention, the device had brought about significant improvement in teaching and learning in the public schools.

The head teacher said its introduction in the last four years had redefined the education system as well set a new standard and direction for purposeful education in Osun State.

Mrs Ladapo said: “To us as teachers and mothers, the introduction of Opon-Imo has not only revolutionised the Education sector but has also eased teaching and learning, particularly for outgoing pupils.

“This device, as we all know, has been assessed and adjudged to be a very useful education tool and has serious impact in boosting mental capacity of pupils who may not necessarily require printed materials.

“As an electronic device, we have seen the level of improvement which the innovation has brought on the results of our students in both internal and external examinations.

“We have equally experienced the great impact that this technological initiative has on the reading culture among the students.”

Lauding Aregbesola’s education revolution in the state, the head teacher said the state government was doing the best in the Education sector.

 

PDP Is Only Hallucinating Over Aregbesola’s Mega School – Osun Govt

*Says party lacks capacity to understand idea to change face of education

The Government of Osun on Sunday asked Nigerians to dismiss attempts by by the Peoples Democratic Party to diminish the achievements of the rave Aregbesola administration with last Thursday’s official opening of the Osogbo Government High School, commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It said the PDP lacks the capacity to comprehend the administration’s strategies to make education quality in Osun catch up and surpass what any elite school in Nigeria offers.
The government, through the Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor said the allegation from the PDP was no more than a case of sour grape arising from its shattered expectation that President Muhammad Buhari would not honour the state with his presence to commission the school.
It said the Rauf Aregbesola administration has a comprehensive strategy towards changing the face of education and bringing it to the same level of what any elite schools in Nigeria can offer.
The Bureau’s statement, signed by its Director, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, asked Nigerians to demand from the PDP which insights it has into the workings of the Osun government’s various strategies to turn around the fortune of education in the state.
The Bureau noted that PDP’s claim could only be its own imagination arising from its anti-people orientation that whatever is good, modern, spectacular and qualitative is an exclusive preserve of its own class of elite.
The Bureau’s statement said, “We are not like them. This is a case of sour grape on the part of the PPD that wants to disparage the great achievements of the governor.
“Aregbesola’s mission in education is to democratize it and bring it to the poor who could possibly never have been opportune to be educated along children of the affluent in Nigeria.”
The Bureau said so far, no fewer than 50 of its school projects are already open for use, demanding which one has been changed to high fee paying school.
“As at today, Osun has completed no fewer than 50 of such mega schools across the state that have already been put to use by Osun pupils without the PDP’s imaginary “high fees”.
“Which one of the schools such as Anthony Udofia Government Elementary School, Salvation Army Government Middle School, Adventist Government High School, Ede, Ansar-ul-Deen Elementary School, Isale Osun, Osogbo or any other school has become a “high fee paying” school since their commissioning?” the Bureau demanded
It said that the Aregbesola administration’s refusal to be slowed down in its development agenda has remained a source of headache to the opposition, adding that none of the claims of the party against Aregbesola has been found to be reliable or true since the PDP embarked on its mission to destroy Osun.
“But we cannot be bogged down by the emptiness of PDP’s ideas and the hollowness of the party’s arguments. They said it openly that Buhari would not honour Osun people with his visit. Mr. President came and he was enthusiastically welcome by all the people of Osun. He was pleasantly surprised by the landmark and enviable achievements of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in the educational sector through his numerous interventionist initiatives,” the Bureau said
Stating that those who seek to diminish Aregbesola’s achievements are only a self-immolation mission, the Bureau said PDP’s inability to comprehend the Aregbesola program of changing the fortune of education in the state could only help to sink the party into its abyss of extinction.
“It is gratifying that Nigerians know the PDP for what it is: a lying party and a dying party,” it added.
The Bureau said since the commissioning of the Osogbo Government High School on Thursday, there have been calls from far and near by parents who are under intense pressure from their children who desire to be enrolled in Osun schools. Nothing could be more of a confirmation that Osun has set a laudable example on how Nigerian children should be educated.
Concluding its statement, the Bureau said, “The PDP is a disillusioned party and when a party is disillusioned, it hallucinates and the outcome of PDP’s hallucination is this baseless criticism of Aregbesola’s historical and landmark achievements.
“The party is a rejected party that can never come back to life again in Nigeria. Its soul, to use the words of its former leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has left it long ago,” Okanlawon remarked.

President Buhari Commissions Osogbo Government High School (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, commissioned the newly constructed Osogbo Government High School in the capital of Osun State, when he visited the state. President Buhari was accompanied by the governors of Oyo, Lagos, and Borno, and hosted by Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. See pictures below;

Commissioning of Osogbo Govt High Sch-1
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (Middle); Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (3rd left); his wife, Sherifat (2nd left); Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode (2nd right); Governor of Borno State, Kashimah Shettima (right) and Osun deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, during the commissioning of Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari, at the State capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (Middle); Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (3rd left); his wife, Sherifat (2nd left); Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode (2nd right); Governor of Borno State, Kashimah Shettima (right) and Osun deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, during the commissioning of Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari, at the State capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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From right, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his wife, Sherifat; deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori and Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, during the commissioning of Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari, at the State capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, at the just completed Ataoja Government High School, where president Buhari was received, during his official commissioning of Osogbo Government High School, at the State capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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From left, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari; Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his wife, Sherifat and Senator Olusola Adeyeye, representing Osun Central, during the commissioning of Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari, at the State capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, addressing the gathering, while President Muhammadu Buhari (left) listening immediately after the Commissioning of Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari, at the State Capital on Thursday 01-09-2016
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From left, Deputy Governor of Osun, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode; State of Osun Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Minister for Communications and Technology, Barrister Adebayo Shittu; President Muhammadu Buhari; Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Borno State Governor, Kashimah Shettima and others, testing the comfort of the newly installed furniture facilities procured for the students, at the commissioning of the Osogbo Government High School by President Buhari at the State Capital on Thursday 01-09-2016

Photonews: Aregbesola On Unscheduled Inspection Visit To Ongoing Construction Of Osogbo Government High School

Executive Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on the 3rd of March, paid an unscheduled visit to the site of the ongoing construction of the Osogbo Government High School being a brainchild of his administration.

Pictures of the visit are below:

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Inspection Osogbo Government High School 2
Inspection Osogbo Government High School 3

Photonews: Aregbesola Inspects Construction Project At Osogbo Government High School

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Monday paid an unscheduled inspection visit to the ongoing construction project in Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo.

The Osogbo Government High School is a modern education facility with a capacity to house 3,000 students.

On hand to received him were workers, site engineers and other well wishes who had gathered to welcome their admirable governor.

Find photos from the visit below:

Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola during the unscheduled inspection to the ongoing construction of Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo on Monday 08-02-2016.
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola during the unscheduled inspection to the ongoing construction of Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo on Monday 08-02-2016.
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and External Electrical Engr. Oladele Babatunde during the unscheduled inspection to the ongoing construction of Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo on Monday 08-02-2016.
Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and External Electrical Engr. Oladele Babatunde during the unscheduled inspection to the ongoing construction of Osogbo Government High School, Osogbo on Monday 08-02-2016.

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