The Senate Committee on Education has described the education policy of the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State Government has merely on paper but not being implemented.
A statement signed by Uche Chukwumerije, who chairs the Senate Committee on Education, also noted that the N8 billion the governor spent on “Opon Imo” project has been adjudged by majority of the people of the State as questionable.
Chukwumerije, recalled that when members of the Education Committee visited the State two years ago, the policy looked good on paper but regretted that the implementation has been far from what was on paper then.
He states, “Two years ago when the Senate Committee on Education visited Osun State as part of its oversight functions, I had cause to commend the education policies of Rauf Aregbesola.
“Over 700 days down the line, a lot of water has passed under the bridge with many insisting that those policies were merely on paper.
“In addition, stakeholders in the State, especially parents, proprietors, and school managers have inundated the Committee with tell-tales of woes in schools in the State, adding that the waters that have passed under the bridge in two years have been muddied.
“They cited as an example the questionable N8 billion “Opon Imo” project. This has also been confirmed by political opponents of the governor in their public comments.
“When good policies are darkened the way that project was, then change is a must”.