OSOGBO – Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola said, yesterday, that he initially intended to close down all public primary and secondary schools in the state when he assumed office.
The decision, the governor said, was informed by his administration’s discovery of crass degeneration in physical structures and policies of the schools, thereby making qualitative and conducive learning impossible.
Aregbesola said his administration, however, refrained from doing this preferring to urgently map out plans that would lead to the spending of up to N30 billion to salvage the situation and bring back functional education.
The governor observed this at a lecture in honour of an educationist, Pa Julius Omigbodun, who celebrated his 100 years birthday on Monday.
He lamented that none of the public schools at that time could be so called, which explained why he proposed closing all the schools down to swiftly address the rot.
Meantime, the governor has approved the appointment of Professor Ganiyu Olatunde as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, UNIOSUN, effective from today.