Sunday 21 January 2024

Adeleke’s sacking of 1,500 teachers increased out-of-school children in Osun, says Adegboyega Oyetola

The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola has lamented that sacking of over 1,500 teachers by Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration has surged the numbers of out-of-school children in Osun state.

The Nation reported that, Oyetola, who is the immediate past governor of Osun state, expressed worry over the surge in statistics, as he implored Adeleke not to politicise the education sector of state.

At the commissioning of the multimillion-naira solar borehole donated by the 1973 and 1974 class of Ife-Oluwa Grammar School, Osogbo, on Saturday, January 20, the minister—represented by his former special adviser on political affairs, Sunday Akere—disclosed that he had recruited 1,500 teachers, but that they had been fired politically by Adeleke.

"My advice to the government is that it should not play politics with education," he declared. 

Approximately 1,500 teachers were imputed when we were in government, but regrettably, the current administration stopped them all when they took office, and for more than a year, they have done nothing to fill the openings.

Children in Osun State who are not in school have increased recently as a result of this. I want to beg the government to make sure they hire enough instructors, and I also want the government to work with the former students of every school in the state.

"We appreciate the kindness, generosity, and philanthropic gestures of our distinguished Old Students of the school, Class 1973–74," stated the school's principal, D.K. Faleye, earlier. 

The help provided in covering the NECO fees for seven of the school's impoverished pupils in 2023 is something the institution will never forget.

Additionally, the solar-powered borehole that we are commissioning today is a commendable initiative that these amazing men and women from the 1973–1974 class started, for which we will always be grateful

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