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Return schools to mission, cleric tells Akala

By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—GOVERNOR Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State has been advised to return schools to the missionaries as a way of avoiding repeat of last year’s poor performance of students in the Senior School Certificate Examination in the future.

A cleric, Asiwaju Alexander Sokan, who gave the advice, lamented that the results of such schools like Cathedral of St. James the Great, Oke Bola, Ibadan, would have been better if the governor had handed the schools taken from the missionaries back to them.

Speaking on activities marking its 150th anniversary, Mr. Sokan argued that since the government of Ogun and Lagos states heeded the call and handed over schools to the missionaries, they  were already reaping the results, nothing should hinder Governor Akala from doing so.

The cleric pointed out that  poor results occasioned by indiscipline that had permeated through public schools in the state would be a forgotten issue if the government could accede to the demand.

According to him: “The best way to improve on the SSCE/NECO examinations is to return schools back to the missionaries. We can assure you (governor) and even sign an undertaking that the results will be better. There is moral decadence in our schools nowadays. This was alien to education when it was being managed by the


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