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Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the passion with which his administration pursues its goal in the education sec­tor arises from the conviction that education is the fulcrum upon which life and living rest.
Governor Aregbesola stated this while receiving a 35 year old compilation of past Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) questions and answers produced and pre­sented to him by the leadership of the Coalition of All Progres­sives Supporters Group, at Government House, Osogbo. The compendium contains past questions and answers of English Language and Math­ematics from 1980 to 2015.
The Governor said only education can guarantee the improvement and betterment of human conditions. Accord­ing to him, a solid education guarantees perpetual and reli­able succession and an assured future.
He said his government is passionate about education as there can’t be improvement in the condition of the state if government fails to equip it’s upcoming generation and de­velop them to explore nature to its extreme possibilities so that it won’t be a threat to them.
He noted that in spite of the campaigns of calumny being orchestrated by certain indi­viduals and group to discredit policies and programmes of his government, a group like the Coalition still believes and sup­ports the government. Aregbe­sola said the gesture is highly impressive and will serve as an elixir for government to con­tinue to do the utmost within its capacity to guarantee a better future for its youths.
“We are indeed passionate about education because there cannot be any improvement in our condition if we do not equip our upcoming genera­tions.
“We are determined to de­velop and equip them to be able to explore nature to the extreme possibilities so that nature will no longer be a threat to them.
“Education is life itself; it guarantees improvement and betterment of human condi­tions.
Without education, there is no succession. Education guarantees trustworthy and reliable succession. And no one will want destruction for his succession. This is while education occupies uppermost place in our heart,” Aregbeso­la said. Earlier in his remark, the National Youth Leader of the Group, Comrade Mojeed Yaya, commended Governor Aregbesola’s commitment to education in the state.
Comrade Yaya also lauded Governor Aregbesola for making education available, accessible and attractive to all children in the state, saying his giant strides in education has bridged the gap between the poor and the rich. He said Governor Aregbesola’s qual­ity education has made Osun the only state in Nigeria where children of school ages don’t roam the streets hawking or begging for money during school hours.
He described the education­al policies of the state as one of the best in the country, adding that most of the state’s educa­tion programmes had been locally and nationally adopted and replicated by the govern­ment at various levels.
He, therefore, urged the state government not to relent in its efforts towards contin­ued support of education as the only way to develop the society.