The government of Osun State has disclosed that it had demolished 3,000 dilapidated school buildings out of the 4,000 deplorable school buildings identified across the 30 local government areas in the state. The government, which also allayed the fears of residents of the state on the planned merger of the primary and post primary schools in the state, contended that the development was targeted at repositioning the state’s educational sector, with much emphasis on delivery of quality knowledge to the pupils.
The chairman, Osun Schools Infrastructure Development Committee (O’ schools), Chief Lai Oyeduntan, stated that his committee had spotted schools with dangerously dilapidated structures in the state and will replace them with new ones. He made this known while addressing newsmen in Osogbo, on Thursday.
Oyeduntan hinted that 100 model elementary schools would be built in the state, while 50 middle schools and 20 high schools would also be built in the nine federal constituencies of the state before the end of this year.
According to him, most of the school buildings erected during the administration of the immediate past Governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola were either located close to high ways or of low quality standard, a development which compelled the government to demolish them.