Governor Aregbesola mocked again, asked to resign peacefully

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– The West African Examination Council (WAEC) recently released the results for the 2016 examination announcing that it was better than that of 2015

– The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun state (CSCEOS) claims that Osun state performed poorly despite the huge funds spent on education

– The group also accused the governor of awarding contract in the education sector to his son as well as inflating the cost of some other projects

The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun state (CSCEOS) on Tuesday, August 9, advised Rauf Aregbesola, the state governor, to resign from office with immediate effect following the poor performance of students of the state public schools in the just released results of the 2016 May/June West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Argbesola of Osun state

According to the group, the mass failure of students as shown in the results is an outcome of bad policies of the present administration on education.

It accused the governor of destroying the education system of the state beyond redemption.

In a statement by its chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, and made available to, the CSCEOS lamented that in spite of the 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 federation.

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“It means, all the billions of naira Aregbesola said he 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.

“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 have destroyed by this woeful performance of our dear innocent children,” the statement read.

The organisation alleged that Aregbesola was still owing teachers of public schools in the state salaries for a period of eight months and there was no professional training organised for the affected teachers as parts of the incentives to produce better result.

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CSCEO insisted that all the phantom projects embarked upon in the education sector by Aregbesola which made the state to borrow beyond its capacity was a way to siphone the meager resources of the state.

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 N8.6 billion and the tablet of knowledge (Opon-Osi) contract which was allegedly awarded to Aregbesola’s biological son, Kabiru, the group explained that all 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.

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“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,” the statement said.

WAEC had announced that approximately 53% of students who sat for the 2016 May/June WASSCE have passed.

According to the results released on Friday, August 5, in Lagos, 137,295 candidates (representing 8.89%) had their results withheld.

The total number of candidates who passed had credit passes in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics was 878,040 which represented 52.97%, and this was a stark contrast to the 2014 and 2015 breakdown where 31.28% and 38.68% respectively had the same ratings.

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