Ajimobi Declares State Of Emergency In Education Sector

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The Oyo State Government has declared a state of emergency in the education sector, lamenting the decline in the educational system in the state.

The state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi while declaring the state emergency at a stakeholders meeting on education in his address delivered by the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Adetokunbo Fayokun, stressed that the standard of education has become worrisome.

He reiterated the need for all concerned to fashion out ways of addressing the decline and restoring the educational system to its erstwhile enviable height.

He also disclosed that henceforth, there would be uniformity in the scheme of work across the state as well as compulsory extension/after-school classes which he said would commence in the first week of November 2011 for pupils in SSS III so as to prepare them for mock examinations.

The governor, who said that the compulsory extension/after-school classes would be strictly monitored by an independent task force to ensure compliance, appealed to parents to cooperate with government by releasing their children for the programme.

He assured teachers in the state of a conducive working environment and good welfare package, even as he charged parents to be alive to their responsibilities by supporting their children in their educational pursuit.

By Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

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