Osun State government has abrogated ten policies of the former government on Monday including the infamous same uniform policy that was brought into the education sector by the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.
Even though one of those policies, the ‘Opon Imo’, was withheld, the government abolished the introduction of 4-5-3-4, reverting to the already established national education policy of the 6-3-3-4.
This decision was made known by the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode. This was after the State Executive Council meeting.
It was also mentioned that these new policies should kick off from the next academic session.
Egbemode said: “The council unanimously agreed with the expert report that the State of Osun should reverse to the 6-3-3-4 structure as opposed to the 4-5-3-4 education policy.
“The council also agreed that the state will henceforth allow every school to return to its old-established and recognised public uniform.
“Another issue was the review of the current arrangement for managing new model high schools. The council agreed that the operations of the Omoluabi Education Services Limited would be wound up since it has not been fulfilling the mandate for which it is established.
“The council agreed that early childhood education be restored in the state and the state will employ well trained professionals to handle the early childhood education that was been suspended.”
In the address which had the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Jamiu Olawunmi and the Commissioner for Education, Folorunso Oladoyin, Egbemode elucidated that there were ten recommendations considered from the Prof. Olu Aina led panel, that was set up to take a retrospection of the education policies of past government.
She also said that out of the ten policies, there was an unanimous consensus reached to scrap out nine, as the cabinet felt there was no need for them. However, she added that the ‘Opon Imo’ education tablets will be repackaged and re-engineered to suit the education legacy the State Government intend to leave.
Among other education policies reversed is the going back to the names of schools, the previous administration renamed and also reverting back to the single sex schools.