The giant strides of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the state of Osun, especially in education had again received boost during the press briefing to marked 50th anniversary ceremony of Iwo Grammar School, Iwo, State of Osun.
The President of the association Mr Adunade Amoo commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his unprecedented achievements in education and across the state.
While speaking at the anniversary, the president urged the Governor not to be distracted on reforms embarked upon by his administration.
He berated the critics of reclassification policy in the state, advised them to stop politicising the future of the students. He said that since the creation of the state, there has never been transformation as witness now in education, until this government came.
He said the transformation going on in public schools in the state worth commendations and believe government has performed well in transforming the schools to the state of the art.
Amoo reiterated the support of the association to the present administration but appealed to the government to shelf the proposed renamed of Iwo Grammar School to Iwo High School.
He stated that though the government has the right to rename any of the public schools in the state but said the name of the school was a cherished legacy for both the old and present students of the school.
The school which was established 50-year ago by Iwo community and had since been embrace as all Iwo indigenes heritage.
Reacting on the use of hijab in schools, Amoo said pupils of the school were allowed to wear it because it was not a missionary institution.
“The issue of wearing of hijab has nothing to do with the school reform programme of Aregbesola administration as it had been an existing phenomenon before assumption of Governor Aregbesola.”, he added.
He said, the government has not authorized the wearing of hijab in public schools as claimed in some quarters in the state, urge all stakeholders to note positive development presently enjoying in the sector.
He also advised pupils against being used in any act of thuggery and hooliganism as election moves closer in the state.