Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has described Education as an investment for the future and the key to eliminate inequality and reduction of poverty, just has he commissioned School built in 1896.
Also the Governor equally vowed to continue to give education its top priority and restore the glory of public school.
Governor Adeleke made this assertion yesterday when he formally inaugurated a renovated Methodist Primary School, Otapete, Ilesa built 127 years ago.
According to the governor, “we are here today to celebrate the remarkable assistance of our government to resuscitate the facilities of the school, through Osun State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) under the Osun COVID 19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (Osun Cares) a World Bank intervention program”.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Rural Development and Community Affairs, Hon. Ganiyu Ola Oluwa, posited that present administration is purely interested in quality education and infrastructure development across all the nooks and cranny in the state.
According to him “We are celebrating a dream fulfilled that is a big boost to the agenda of this administration in providing and creating an enabling environment for education.”
“It's worthy to say that this project will serve as benefit to all and sundry in this neighbourhood and it will no doubt contribute the efforts of government in motivating students to learn under a conducive environment, improve school enrollment and remove negative emotions and other things that impede teaching and learning. “
I must thank Otapete Community, Parents and Teachers of this school for their contribution and participation for the implementation of this micro project as this has entrenched ownership and sustainability.
He therefore appealed to them to take care of the school and ensure maintenance of the equipment and furniture so that the facilities can serve the community for years to come.
Earlier in her address, the General Manager, Osun CSDA, Mrs. Funmi Abokede, thanked the people – centered Governor for his magnanimity on the school.