“The recognition of educational reforms of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration by UNESCO and other international agencies has increased his determination to take education in the state to higher heights.”
These were the words of the Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba (Mrs) Grace Titi Laoye Tomori, at the official handing over to the State Government of two renovated blocks of ten classrooms at Ebekun Middle School, Iresi in Boluwaduro Local Government Council Area.
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According to the deputy governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Lawrence Oyeniran, the state government demonstrated its commitment to educational development through prompt payment of teachers’ salaries, recruitment of additional teachers, massive construction of modern school buildings and provision of furniture.
The deputy governor, who thanked the Old Students of Ebekun Middle School for partnering with the state government, then assured that Governor Aregbesola would soon commission 34 schools that have been completed.
She then called on other development-loving individuals, groups and corporate organisations to emulate the kind gesture of the school’s old students.
Earlier in his welcome address, the National President of Ebekun Secondary Commercial Grammar School Old Students Association, now known as Ebekun Middle School, Alhaji Ibrahim Ademola Moronfolu, appealed to the state government to reconsider and reclassify the school as high school, being the first to be established in Iresi in 1972 .
Other speakers at the event were the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Sikiru Adeseun Ibiloye 11, the Oluresi of Iresiland, who was represented by Chief Obala of Iresi land, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Osun Central Education District, Mr Bunmi Obisesan, the Principal of the school, Mr Ayantoye Ayandokun, who all thanked the old students’ association for their timely intervention in the School.