- Unveils 3-day education overhaul summit
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has confidently pledged that the State will ascend to the top ten of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) rankings before his initial term as governor concludes.
This promise was made during the inauguration of an intensive three-day Education Summit committed to revitalizing and restructuring the State’s education sector for enhanced outcomes.
The Governor stated that the current administration recognizes education as the greatest legacy it can impart on its populace, thereby solidifying its commitment to excellence in this sector.
Speaking through his deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, the Governor elaborated on the State’s strategy to revive its past academic glory in external examinations and nurture its students into future leaders through lawful academic means.
He emphasized on the aim of the summit, which is to ensure that upon graduating, students not only exhibit outstanding academic performance but also have proficiency in their native language and intelligence.
Governor Adeleke reflected on his inauguration speech, reminding citizens of his pledge to catalyze a shift from prior failures to significant success in learning outcomes and public examination ratings.
An exasperated Governor Adeleke rejected the current performance rating index that places Osun State in the 30s among the nation’s 36 states, passionately questioning, “Who do we really offend?”
The Chairman of the Summit Planning Committee, Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, expressed confidence in the potential of the summit to deliver the desired outcomes. He also highlighted the administration’s readiness to ensure that the summit’s recommendations are fully implemented.
Dr. David Fakeye, the guest lecturer from the University of Ibadan, emphasized the necessity to enhance the intellectual capacity of teachers, asserting that the quality of teaching cannot surpass the quality of the teachers.
Hon. Dipo Eluwole, Commissioner for Education, expressed gratitude to the Governor for approving the Education Summit. He commented that the event is a clear indication of the Governor’s determination to advance the State’s education sector and secure a prosperous future for Osun State.
The three-day education summit will continue to hold various sessions, with the inaugural day’s sessions conducted in Yoruba.
SOURCE: Nigerian Tribune
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