Adeleke promises improved performance of Osun students in public examinations
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Governor of Osun State, Ademola Adeleke has declared his administration’s readiness to address the low performance of students from the state in national examinations.
He described the current standing of the state in public examinations as unpalatable.
Adeleke, who made the declaration at the commissioning of a computer based examination centre donated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Faruk Yahaya under the Civil-Military intervention projects in Obokun on Thursday, said measures are in place by his government to take the state to the top in performance rating in public examinations.
Represented at the event by his deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, Adeleke lauded the military authority as well as the facilitator for locating the project in the state.
The governor said his government is focused on reversing the current poor standing of the state in public examinations.
He noted that the plan is to place the state between number one to ten on performance index by giving urgent attention to the learning environment, learning tools and teacher-student question.
He added that his government is already prioritizing improvement of schools by embarking on renovation and upgrading of facilities, adding that teachers’ welfare is also high on the agenda to motivate them in the teaching-learning process.
“Our approach to students’ welfare is to address the general poverty crisis within the society through accelerated focus on grassroots development. This is targeted at ensuring that alleviating community poverty will provide enabling home environments for the students to improve their learning capacities.
“The issue of learning tools is being addressed on various fronts. For example, efforts are ongoing to revive the nine computer centers located in schools across the nine federal constituencies.
“Our team of technocrats also recently hosted several meetings on tech assisted learning and examination processes. Our administration is so passionate towards an holistic approach to the low performance of our children at the national examinations,” he added.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yahaya rated the project very high based on the uncompromising standard of its design, adding that the facility is to complement the execution of other infrastructures across Nigeria under civil/military cooperation.
He expressed gratitude to President Muhammad Buhari for his persistent support to the Nigerian Army.