Osun Students’ Mass Failure Proof of Aregbesola’s Failure – PDP

By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday described the recent placing of the state in the 29th position on the performance chart of students who sat for the last Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council as a further proof that the State Governor Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has been a failure in leadership and has become more of a reproach than a blessing to the state.

The party said in a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sunday Bisi, and made availabe to THISDAY that it was quite unfortunate that a State which had always been among the first 15 states in the WAEC ranking suddenly nose dived to the 22nd  position in 2014 and now 29th  just six years after Mr,i Rauf Aregbesola came into office as governor!

According to Bisi. “It is particularly worrisome that less than 19% of students who sat for the SSCE exams in2015 had five credits and above and those students were mostly from private secondary schools. Worse still is the embarrassing fact that Osun is now grouped with states like Yobe, Zamfara, Gombe, Sokoto and a few others which had always been categorized as ‘educationally disadvantaged state’ in the last 35 years and had looked up to the South West for leadership in the educational sector!”