Osun Govt to host Education Summit, says it will rate the sector to global standard – Hon. Dipo Eluwole
Osun state Government led by Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, through the Ministry of Education is set to host Education Summit for the development of students in the state.
This is as he declared that the summit will expose and rate the state to global standard, restore lost education glory and get a chance to get it right according to best global practices.
The disclosure was made by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Dipo Eluwole at a press conference, held at the ministry Conference room, prior the summit scheduled to hold for three days in Osun state.
The Education Commissioner who said the present government having monitored the education system, facilities and procedures, found out that the sector needs urgent intervention to improve the sector.
He frowned at the low rating of being the most poorly rated in public examination performance index, shortage of teachers, collapse of school infrastructure and reckless abandonment of roles by parents.
He added that Osun education sectoral problems are hydra-headed and that the sector needs overhaul, he expressed hope that after the Education Summit, the resolution will be implemented to improve the quality of education throughout the state.
He maintained that the summit and stakeholders decision will be respected, without interference from the political class, adding that the communique will provide template for successive government to use.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman, Osun Education Summit Committee, Professor Oyesoji Aremu, listed the sub- committees put in place to achieve a successful summit, he reeled out the activities for the forthcoming education summit, said that the day one deliberation will be in yoruba language.
Itemizing the schedule for the other days, he described the summit as a well packaged one that will put Osun on history platter, said holistic sectoral reform will be achieved.
He added that the summit stakeholders will critically look at issues and take a look at policies relating to Education, stressed that best practices will be restored and that decision reached, will be implemented, monitored and evaluated.
Also in his opening address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Muritala Jimoh, appreciated Governor Ademola Adeleke for approving the Education Summit which he said, will be in the best interest of the state.
He added that the Education summit will tremendously improve the education status of the state, and also restore lost glory and rank the state among the best in the country.