The Osun Government on Friday said the 46.3 per cent performance rate of of its students in 2016 West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmed its huge investment in education.
This is contained in a statement by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, Director of Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, on Friday in Osogbo.
According to Okanlawon , for a state that once fell to a woeful 6 per cent performance in the past to have move up to 46.3 per cent aptly illustrates the fact that the government interventions in education were paying off.
He said government was not yet satisfied or resting on its oars until the state emerges the best in the country in external examinations.
Okanlawon noted that the 2016 WAEC was the best in the last 13 years.
“Under Gov. Rauf Aregbesola administration the state has recorded gradual upwards move from the abysmal performances due to the various interventions in the sector.
” For instance, the state has discouraged enrollment of students whose performances in internal examinations were nothing to write home about.
” This has compelled many of the students to change their orientations towards learning.
“Other novel interventions such as provision of stand-alone Tablet of Knowledge (Opon Imo) to all students writing WAEC each year has made learning much easier.
” Better learning environment has also contributed in no small measure to the improved results.
“So, far, Osun has completed1,694 classrooms in the existing elementary, middle and high schools; providing accommodation for 84,700 pupils at 50 pupils per classroom.
” We have provided for them more than 100,000 desks and chairs, toilets and boreholes”.
Okanlawon said with various intervention by government in education sector,the state was on its path of education glory.