Osun State Government, on Monday, reversed many of the education policies of the immediate past administration led by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, saying new policies by the government would take effect from next academic session.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Engagement, Mrs Funke Egbemode, while addressing a press in Osogbo, said the decision to reverse some of the education policies was taken after deliberation by the State Executive Council on the reports of the Education Panel.
Egbemode announced the abolition of same school uniform policy for students in public schools in the state.
According to her, all public primary and secondary schools in the state should revert to their previous school uniforms and names of their schools.
She said the council agreed that the schools should be referred to as ‘Grammar School’ as it were, as against Middle/High School introduced by the last administration.
Egbemode also said the 4-5-3-4 education policy introduced by the last administration be reverted to the normal 6-3-3-4 education policy.
She said the merger of girls high school and boys high school was also reverted with each staying as they were initially.
Egbemode added that the council also agreed that the Tablet of Knowledge, ‘Opon Imo’, be reintroduced, while government will consider collaboration with stakeholders for effective implementation.
She said the council also approved the early childhood development education, which was suspended by the last administration.
She also announced the abolition Omoluwabi School management Committee and return early childhood development education to primary schools among others.
Egbemode, who noted that the reversal of some of education policies became necessary because of the overwhelming demand from the people of the state, said all the policies will take effect from the next academic session.