on June 11, 2013 in Politics [By WALE AKINOLA]
Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has lauded Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for his effort at making education accessible to pupils of public secondary schools in the state. The commendation came on the heel of the launch of “Opon Imo”, the computer tablet stored with 53 textbooks, in the Senior Secondary School (SSS) curriculum, past Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Examination (UTME) questions dating back to the last 10 years, e-teaching videos and allied materials distributed free to Senior Secondary School pupils in Osun public schools. Speaking on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran commended the innovation of the governor and his thoughtfulness at making education accessible to the children of the poor.
“This giant stride of the State of Osun government is highly commendable and worthy of emulation for government of other states. Even if education is made free, it would still be lopsided because some poor parents may not be able to afford materials, most especially textbooks, but with this great innovation, every pupil in the senior secondary school will have access to educational materials. “Likewise, this innovation will in no small measure, put the youths of the state, many of them from humble background, on the digital education super-highway, which by so doing, would bridge the digital gap between the children of the affluent and those of the masses. It will also expose the pupils to Information Technology judging from the fact that we are in an IT-dominated world,” Adeniran averred.