EJIGBO (OSUN) — Mr. Najeem Salaam, Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, yesterday, said that the merger and reclassification of public schools by the state government was aimed at improving the standard of education.
He said this in Ejigbo when he paid a courtesy call on the Elejigbo of Ejigbo, Oba Omowonuola Oyesosin.
Salaam appealed to the people of the state to support the government in efforts to actualise the goals of the policy.
He also appealed to religious leaders in the state to refrain from politicising the schools’ merger and reclassification.
“There is nothing wrong with merging Christian and Muslim schools.
“This is a new government policy aimed at improving the standard of education; I think we need to give government the opportunity to experiment this new idea,” he said.
The speaker said that the government was only trying to use its meagre resources to improve the standard of education.
In his remarks, Oba Oyesosin urged the people of the state to cooperate with government in efforts to implement the new policy.
He said that the policy was to improve the standard of education and not to relegate any religious organisation.