One who is not deep in thought can never understand a step of a dreamer. The dreamer alone sees the dawn before the rest of the world and that serves as his punishment.
It is no more news that Aregbesola’s Education Policies have been reversed. I am only worried by those ignorant Muslims and the poor masses who keep rejoicing while their hope for a better future is fading away.
It is highly regrettable that Osun is left in the hand of someone who is not driven with passion for greatness; hope for the hopeless; a leader without a vision and a politician without an ideology.
In Osun, most of the students who are enrolled in the government schools are Muslims from the poor parents who have no access to quality education. With the depressing environment and dilapidated learning structures where the children of the poor are being enrolled, what kind of students will that produce? Definitely, those without future.
This is what brought about Aregbesola’s school reclassification and mega schools. He aimed at closing the gap between the poor and the rich children while at the same time, creating enabling environment for learning, which if continues and properly managed will assist the Muslim community and the less privileged in having more human resources in the nearest future.
Statistically, in both primary and secondary schools in the state, 70% are Muslims. But, why are they not with the same percentage in higher Institutions? What are their percentages in medicine, Engineering and other fields of study? They’re very infinitesimal and this is what we call psychological war which only the wise can understand.
The Christian Association in the state waged several wars against the populist government of Aregbesola on renaming and reclassification of schools because they felt it would jeopardize their mission of reclaiming the school (if succeeded). This was why his policy was tagged as I’slamisation’ because they knew it would favour the majority (poor Muslims) who are financially incapacitated to send their children to better (private) school.
So, the declassification policy of Oyetola, retention of original name, removal of government names from schools and putting the administration of public schools under the supervision of religious bodies and others are all to please the CAN. We all understand.
When students are made to return to their original schools, are these schools standard enough to produce a better future for our children? Whose children would be affected and whose future would be jeopardized? Won’t hijab brouhaha resurrect again? I hope the members of the CAN Education Committee adopted by Oyetola have put all these into consideration.
But, it is indeed pathetic.
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