Osun State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Muritala Jimoh has described the education summit organised by the State government as an avenue to right the wrongs of past administrations and to also formulate reliable policies that will help reposition the education sector for better results.
Jimoh made this known while speaking on a radio programme tagged ‘Issues’ on Unique fm, Ilesa.
The Permanent Secretary added that the use of ‘mother tongue’ will also be considered for teaching, saying English language will not be jettisoned though.
Jimoh noted that the decisions and recommendations of the forthcoming Education Summit will be implemented to improve the educational sector.
He said; “The education summit is an attempt to solve many problems affecting the education sector in Osun State. I can assure you that all the recommendations of the summit will be implemented as long as they will improve the State’s education sector and help our students to perform better in external examinations and improve our ratings.
“The present administration of Senator Ademola Adeleke is determined to make things better in the sector. The embarrassment is becoming too much. We want to quickly turn things around.
Speaking on the issue of teachers recruitment, the senior technocrat stated that the state government will definitely recruit teachers when the ongoing staff audit gives a clear direction as to the number of vacancies that are available.
“The State government can only know the actual number of teachers to be recruited after the staff audit”, the Permanent Secretary concluded.