BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday, condemned Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and the ruling All Progressives Congress following the recent state-by-state performance ranking index released by the West African Examination Council, WAEC.
Osun is ranked 36th among all other 36 states, including FCT in the WAEC rank.
The PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Adekunle Akindele, while reacting to Osun’s performance record in the Senior School Certificate Examination for the 2022 calendar year, asked Oyetola-led government to apologise to the people of the state for the alleged destructive handling of the education system which culminated into the very shameful placement.
The PDP lamented the distasteful result as a function of the laissez-faire attitude of APC-led administration to education in the state, leaving the all-important sector in the hands of do-nothing propagandists, while the proverbial future leaders are having their future inadvertently fogged up.
The party retorted that, “Only a government populated by Emotionally Handicapped Adults, whose inability to effectively recognize and interpret importance of education as bedrock of societal development would feel indifferent with the turn of event in Osun basic school education policy, approach and emerging consequence.”
Osun PDP recalled how it had severally advised the outgoing government on the need to priotize curriculum based teaching policy over ego massaging or artificial policies which had accumulated negative impacts on the school system in the state.
The statement issued by Akindele reads, “For long, the state government had rebuffed all wise counsels to employ competent professionals to fill existing vacancies in key subjects in almost all Public Secondary Schools in the state, in a bid to avert the present disaster.
“The State government had also over time, under our Mr “silent achiever”, appeared more comfortable rigmaroling with unprofitable cosmetics in the system instead of developmental initiatives, capable of assisting school principals and the teaching staff to aide students’ learning. The result we witness today can therefore not be a magic of the devil”
“What more, Oyetola is happy expending parts of the funds expected to be used to revamp badly bleeding education sector in the state on illegal local government election that will surely fall flat. These are steams of misplaced priorities for which innocent students are being made to suffer heartaches and bleak future through faulty education.
“Our great party, under the incoming administration of the Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke assures parents, whose wards have been subjected to psychological trauma with the unsavory performance in WAEC and other basic examinations of better days ahead.
“Senator Ademola Adeleke’s administration as promised during electioneering, will set education as topmost priority by restoring sanity to the sector, away from personal aggrandizement.”