Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has vowed that the state will be among the top 10 in the ranking of the West African Examination Council(WAEC) before the end of his first term as governor.
He stated that his administration would deploy all legal academic means that will return the past glory of the state in the external examinations .
Speaking at the opening of the three-day education summit aimed at revamping and repositioning the state’s education sector for better results, Adeleke who was represented by his Deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, said the state will implement the outcomes of the summit to the letter.
He noted that the theme of the summit, “Getting it Right and Revamping Education Sector in Osun State,” was carefully chosen in line with its major thrust.
According to the Governor, “You will recall that on my inauguration as your governor some nine months ago, I entered into social contract with the good people of the State to fast track the much needed paradigm shift from the hitherto failure to remarkable success in learning outcome and the improve performance index in public examinations rating.”
The chairman of the summit, Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, while speaking expressed confidence that the summit will definitely yield the expected results at the end of the day.
Guest lecturer at the programme, Dr David Fakeye, from the University of Ibadan called for the intellectual improvement of teachers, stressing that the quality of teaching can not be higher than the quality of teachers teaching the students.
In his welcome address, Commissioner for Education, Hon. Dipo Eluwole, thanked the governor for approving the education summit in a bid to make things better in the education sector.