The Chairman, Osun State Universal Basic Education Board, Israel Famurewa, has said there was a need to fast track the implementation of the reviewed reclassification policy of government-owned schools in the state.
In a press statement on Sunday, Famurewa said efforts are ongoing to ensure that the new policy is implemented when schools resume after COVID-19 break.
The statement quoted Famurewa as saying this during the concluding part of data gathering and physical assessment tour of nine federal constituencies of the state by top government officials held at Ijebu-Jesha High School on Friday.
According to him, the review is targeted towards restoring 6-3-3-4 classification system through which each level of education will return to its earlier class structure.
Osun had approved the reversal of the single school uniform, ‘reclassification’ of the public school system, and the restoration of conventional single-sex schools as earlier introduced by the Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
The approval was given following the recommendations made by a panel led by Olu Aina, which was set up to review the education policies of the past administration.
He said that the implementation of the recommendations of the review panel necessitated the data gathering and physical assessment of school for takeoff.
Famurewa said “There is a need to fast track the process of implementing the review on the education policy so as to put necessary logistics in place before the schools resume.
“Thus, this necessitated this tour across the nine federal constituencies of the state as it’s hoped to bring the desired result in no distant time for the benefit of our children and their teachers.”
The Director of School in the State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Yaya Bakare added, “the tour is for data gathering and physical assessment of schools across the nine federal constituencies of the state as it preludes the implementation before the schools’ resumption”.
The top officials of SUBEB who joined Famurewa in the tour include the Executive Secretary of SUBEB, Mr. Adeoye Bakare, Commissioner (Technical), Chief Moshood Adekunle Oluawo, Commissioner (Services), Hon. Amos Akindiya, and other members of the board and directors.