Mass Failure in WAEC: Osun PDP Asks Aregbesola to Reevaluate Education Policies

  •  As Civil Society advises Aregbesola to resign from office

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday urged Governor Rauf Aregbesola to immediately reevaluate all policies and programmes he introduced in the education sector if he intends to arrest the downward slide in WAEC rating.

Also, the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) advised the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to resign
from office with immediate effect following the poor performance of
students of the state public schools in the just released result of
the 2016 May/June West African Examination Council(WAEC).

The party disclosed this in a statement issued by Prince Diran Odeyemi, its spokesperson, and made available to THISDAY in Osogbo against the backdrop of Osun’s position in the recently released result of 2016 West Africa Examination Council, (WAEC) which placed the state in the 29th position.

Osun state, according to states’ passing rate in the 2016 WAEC published on the website of the organisation, placed 29th, thus emerging the least ranked state in the Southern part of the country, coming behind Kogi and Benue state.

Acknowledging Aregbesola’s investment in education sector since coming on board, Odeyemi said all the efforts had come to naught with the massive failure recorded by most public school students in the state in this year’s WAEC result.

The statement reads: “Structures are being erected and noise is reaching heaven because of this, is 29th position among 36 plus FCT states a good advert for all the razzmatazz over learning tablet “opon imo” and other educational policies introduced by Aregbesola? Definitely no!”

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