The Osun State Government has reversed former Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s contentious education policies by reversing the extant 4-5-3-4 policy to the 6-3-3-4 system.
The government also set aside the single uniform regime which was in operation during Aregbesola’s tenure.
But the government retained ‘Opon Imo,’ otherwise known as ‘Tablet of Knowledge.’
This was announced at a joint press conference by Commissioners for Information and Civic Orientation, and Education, Mrs. Funke Egbemode and Mr. Olayinka Oladoyin Folorunsho respectively, on behalf of the Government after the State Executive Council meeting, held on Monday 2nd March 2020.
Egbemode said the decision was reached after an exhaustive deliberation on the report of the Education Panel set up by the Governor to review some of the extant education practices and policies.
She said that the Council unanimously agreed on the ten issues raised in the report and accepted the recommendations.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Mr Ismail Omipidan, noted that the speculations about the policy being a jab at the former administration was not correct, stating that the new policies were the government’s response to the yearnings of the people which the governor held sacred.