Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Tuesday said that his administration had cancelled pre-nursery in all government owned public schools in the state.
Aregbesola said this in Ila Orangun during a feedback interactive forum with the people in the area.
The governor, who addressed the crowd in Yoruba, said that his administration decided to cancel the pre-nursery because it was wrong for mothers to dump their babies in schools in the name of building careers.
He said, “ We have cancelled pre-nursery in all public schools. Babies in pre-nursery schools should be under their mothers’ care and not in school. Mothers should take care of their babies until they are six years old.
“Children from six years of age to 18 will enjoy free and qualitative education, we are committed to giving our children qualitative education and we won’t compromise on this.”
The governor also said that his administration was working on a bill to make it mandatory for any civil servant to work for at least three years in rural communities before they could rise beyond Grade Level 12.
This, according to him, is aimed at stopping civil servants from rejecting their postings to work in rural areas.
He said, “Any worker on Level 12 who wants to rise beyond the level must have three years of service in rural communities or such would not rise beyond that level.”