The Osun state governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Friday reiterated the administration’s commitment to transforming the education sector and putting it right on track.
He said the administration was determined to leaving no stone unturned in its drive to provide the necessary support to raise the bar of education to meet its status as the bedrock of socio-economic development.
Governor Oyetola maintained that the recent educational reforms which are products of the yearnings of the people in the State, are aimed at conforming the sector to global best practices for optimum results.
He said the N11billion earmarked for education sector in the proposed 2021 Budget was a justification of the government’s commitment to a sector that is central to the growth of other sectors.
This is even as the Governor announced the automatic employment for the overall best graduating student of the State College of Education, OSCOED, Ilesa, Miss Agboola Lateefat Oluwakemi.
Governor Oyetola stated these at the 42nd Founder’s Day and the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the Osun state college of education, Iléṣà.
Addressing the participants, Oyetola who is a special guest at the occasion disclosed that the allocation of substantial funds to education was a giant stride towards ultimately meeting UNESCO’s 26 per cent budget allocation to education, thus complementing the governments relentless commitment to uplifting the education sector and stimulating a vibrant knowledge economy for the State.
“Education, as we all know, occupies an important place on the priority list of our Administration. We are therefore committed to leaving no stone unturned in our drive to transform the sector and put it on a sure footing.
“The recent educational reforms in the State, which are products of the yearnings of the people are examples of the length