The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State
(CSCEOS) has advised the State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to resign
from office with immediate effect following the poor performance of
students of the state public schools in the just released result of
the 2016 May/June West African Examination Council(WAEC).
The group opined that the mass failure of students in WAEC result was
an outcome of bad policies of the present administration on education,
saying as it stands the governor has destroyed the educational system
of the state beyond redemption.
CSCEO in a statement signed on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by its
Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi Sulaiman lamented that in spite of
billions of naira the government said it spent on *Opon-Imo*, O-School
Uniforms, construction of buildings and others, the state came last
among its peer in the South-West and 29th out of 36 states of the
“It means, all the billions of naira Aregbesola said it spent on
education was a ruse and that the said system of education of 4-5-3
his government embarked upon was illogical. It is clear that all the
acclaimed efforts of the Mr. Aregbesola in the educational sector of
the state were embarked upon to enrich himself and his family members
with their political associates.
“The governor whose ego was unequal to others should cover his face in
shame with this result and it is clear that Osun people need competent
and capable hand to take the state out of present doldrums being put
her to by Aregbesola’s government.
“We wondered how many future generations of Osun people that
Aregbesola and his government has destroyed by this woeful performance
of our dear innocent children”, the statement reads.
The group alleged that Aregbesola is still owing teachers of public
schools in the state their monthly salaries for a period of eight
months and there was no professional training organized for the
affected teachers as parts of incentive to give them better result on
the educational system of the state.
CSCEO insisted that all the phantom projects embarked upon in the
educational sector by Aregbesola which made the state to borrow beyond
its capacity was a way to siphone the meager resources of the state
which was seriously affecting the performance of the results of the
students in public examinations.
Supporting its argument with the inflation of contract sums like that
of Wole Soyinka High School, Ejigbo which was initially awarded at the
rate of N250 million but later inflated to N750 million and the
N8.6billion Tablet of knowledge (Opon-Osi) contract which was awarded
to Aregbesola’s biological son, Kabiru, the group explained that all
and the projects were nothing to write home about today.
“We however seized this opportunity to advise Mr. Rauf Adesoji
Aregbesola to honourably tender his resignation from office as
Governor of Osun State because the present administration has become a
disaster to the good people of Osun State in all human endavours which
has seriously retarded the educational sector of the State.
“This development has shown the world that Aregbesola lacks capability
to run the state again and he should be relieved of his position in
order to help the state to record the undiluted development and growth
in all ramifications across the length and breadth of the State”.
Sualaiman therefore called on well meaning Osun People at home and
abroad to rise up against the ongoing destruction of the educational
system of the state by Aregbesola through phantom policies, describing
education system as the bedrock of development in any human society