The Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, donning public school uniform with a brown fez cap, taught the pupils of the newly commissioned Salvation Army Middle School inside one of the classrooms and also explained the need for the re-classification of school.
He said there was the need to maximise the resources of the state, adding the number of the pupils in the school justified the facilities put in place to enhance qualitative learning.
“Our dream is to make you all renowned scholars in the future, so that you can be pride to Osun State and the entire country,” he said.
Responding to question from a pupil on the source of his motivation, the governor said “the secret of my success is commitment and passion to achieve my set goals and objectives.
“That is why you too must be absolutely committed to your academic pursuit, so that you can be great in the future.”
At the inauguration of Salvation Army Middle school, Aregbesola said the new educational system was borne out of the educational summit organised by his administration when it came on board in 2010.
He disclosed that a sum of N14.67 billion had been earmarked for the construction of elementary, middle and high schools, to provide durable structures for the new educational system.
While describing as unfounded, allegation that the state was heavily indebted to financial institutions, Aregbesola said “in the recent financial reports of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NDHS Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Osun was not listed among the states with heavy debts.”
He contended that the new educational system was aimed at addressing challenges in the state educational sector, to match up with the dynamic developments in the global community, just as he sued for the cooperation of all stakeholders.