‘Those Asking Aregbesola to Resign over WAEC Results are Ignorant’

  •  Insists Osun has indeed improved in its education sector

Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor of Osun State, on Wednesday described those calling for the resignation of Governor Rauf Aregbesola over the last ranking of the state in the West Africa Examinations Council as naive and ignorant of statistics.

PDP and some groups had ealier called on the Governor to resign due to his failure on education of the students in the state.

It said the call stemmed from the usual lack of knowledge of performance charts and attention to details that the opposition elements are notorious for.

The Bureau’s statement signed by the Director, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon stated that records and statistics of students put forward by the state in the past years have shown that there is improvement in percentage of overall results.

It added that critics had forgotten that to get the true performance of a student, a mere look at the position of the student in a class is not as important as the percentage of total scores.

The Bureau noted that the downward trend in education in the country in general should make all worrisome due to the role of education in development.
Okanlawon held that Aregbesola’s administration’s efforts and intervention in education has been massive and that there has been qualitative and quantitative improvement in the performance of pupils and general education of youths.