BY OLA AJAYI
IBADAN – TO stem the rot that led to Oyo State taking the 34th position in the last West African Examination Council examination, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, says he has introduced a comprehensive education policy that will lead to total transformation of education in the state.
The governor spoke weekend at an Annual Reunion programme of the Government College, Apata, Ibadan.
While lamenting the downward trend of education standard in the state, he said it was so bad that the state was placed 34th in the last West African Examination Council, WAEC, examination.
Ajimobi in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo, vowed to move the state to at least number 24 in the next one year and noted that his administration would introduce extension classes for students in all schools across the state.
According to him, the state government would also ensure that schools organized mock examinations for Senior Secondary Schools 2 and 3, as well as ensure that there was at least two hours extension for students on a daily basis in the bid to shore up their performances.
He warned that principals of schools whose students failed to meet state benchmarks would be removed and sent to less challenging schools.
Ajimobi said the state was poised to moving the success rate in schools from its current 11 per cent to at least 20 per cent.