- Osun state governor has boasted about the state's public schools' infrastructural development
- Rauf Aregbesola said no state in Nigerian can match Osun state in its school programmes and infrastructure
- He also said Osun state's provision of free meals to pupils in all government-owned primary schools in Osun state is exceptional
The governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that no state in Nigeria can compete with his state in terms of infrastructural developments in public schools.
Aregbesola said the state has done all it takes to ensure that its primary and secondary schools measure up to expectations.
Speaking during an NTA network programme, 'Good Morning Nigeria, the governor said the provision of free meals to pupils in all government-owned primary schools in Osun state is exceptional.
Aregebsola noted that Osun state has received numerous awards from local and even international organisations, based on its school-feeding programme.
He said the programme has increased pupil enrolment in primary schools in the state.
The governor said: “Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme is one of our programmes. Thousands of pupils are fed on every school day, while the state recruited thousands of young women as food vendors discharging the responsibility of cooking and serving the pupils in all the government-owned elementary schools delicious and salubrious meals.
“We also invested hugely in school infrastructure as this initiative brings about the successes with which we have recorded on our massive school infrastructure development.
“Osun, with the exception of Lagos, remains the state that has concentrated the largest chunks of her resources on bringing meaningful development to education.
“We didn’t stop at that; we provided the necessary infrastructure to aid quality and functional education, which we called the infrastructure of the mind, regardless of what you read in the newspapers.
“I don’t think there is any state in Nigeria today that can rival us in the provision of massive quality infrastructural facilities as we put down at both elementary and secondary education in Osun.
“If one is aware of the reports from the National Bureau of Statistics, one will find a reasonable high level of human development index that Osun is being positioned in today."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that some lecturers in Osun state polytechnics and colleges of education had announced that they will embark on an indefinite strike from January 15, 2018.
The lecturers said state government was not serious in addressing their plight, adding that they have been exposed to untold hardship, frustrations and unprecedented levels of demoralization.
They also vowed to go on an indefinite strike if the issues raised remain unresolved till January 15, 2018.
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