Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has inaugurated a community-based management committee for public schools in the state. He called the step a bold one, towards the effective maintenance of public school facilities across the state.
Aregbesola pointed out that the move is aimed at returning the schools to the communities, which he described as the original owners for easy management and maintenance.
“I want you to know that this assignment should not be seen as a political reward, you should rather see it as a call to be part of history because we are changing the face of education in the state of Osun and we will be surely remembered for it,” told the committee members.
He said the government is inaugurating the committee because it is believed that the community owns education and they are the ones who can manage better than anybody.
The Governor charged the committee members to source for funds to maintain and manage the schools without creating unnecessary burden on parents and pupils but to find a way of assisting them.
He also charged the committee to identify the school needs and lapses so as to find lasting solutions to them.