Osun Governor Presents Instructional Materials To Students
By Segun Adegoke, Osogbo
Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, on Monday in Osogbo presented instructional materials to secondary school students in the state.
The Governor said the gesture was to fill a gap in the availability of teaching and learning aids for students in the state.
He noted that:”The three areas that affect learning are in need of urgent reforms: the learning environment, the teaching aids and teachers’ welfare are all issues our government is looking into.
“The above conditions are complicated by parental economic conditions, the breakdown of family value system and the increasing law and order challenges in the society,” he stated.
Future of the state
Adeleke said his administration was poised to turn around the situation for the benefit of all stakeholders, because the students are the future of the state and the country.
He explained that the comprehensive education sector reform of his government would upgrade the national examination rating of the state.
“Our administration is determined to change the situation for the better. To that end, we have a comprehensive education sector reform agenda.
“Our aim is to ensure an education system in tune with the demands of the 21st century.
“Specifically, our government is resolved to improve the learning environment, empower the teachers and provide learning aids. I have a very ambitious target for this sector.
“The ultimate goal is to improve the educational rating of Osun from the present 34th position to between 1 to 10th position.”
Governor Adeleke also said that apart from the temporary solution of sharing instructional materials to support parents’ financial strain, the state government would infuse technology to aid learning in the schools.
He said tablets would be introduced at the senior secondary school level to address the increasing cost of textbook purchase and prepare the state for e-learning imperatives.
The Governor assured that the state Ministry of Education and that of Science and Innovation would see to the actualization of that vision.