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No other state can match Osun public schools’ infrastructure — Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said that no other state in the country can compete with Osun in terms of infrastructural development in primary and secondary schools.

According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Wednesday by his media adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, the governor said this while featuring on an NTA network programme, ‘Good Morning Nigeria.’

Aregbesola, the statement noted, described the provision of free meals to pupils in all government-owned primary schools in the state as exceptional.

He said that Osun had received many awards, particularly from international organisations, based on its school-feeding programme which, he claimed, had drastically increased pupil enrolment in primary schools in the state.

The statement read, “Osun Elementary School Feeding and Health Programme is one of our programmes. Thousands of pupils are fed on every school day, while the state recruited thousands of young women as food vendors discharging the responsibility of cooking and serving the pupils in all the government-owned  elementary schools delicious and salubrious meals.

“We also invested hugely in school infrastructure as this initiative brings about the successes with which we have recorded on our massive school infrastructure development.

“Osun, with the exception of Lagos, remains the state that has concentrated the largest chunks of her resources on bringing meaningful development to education.

“We didn’t stop at that; we provided the necessary infrastructure to aid quality and functional education, which we called the infrastructure of the mind, regardless of what you read in the newspapers.

“I don’t think there is any state in Nigeria today that can rival us in the provision of massive quality infrastructural facilities as we put down at both elementary and secondary education in Osun.

“If one is aware of the reports from the National Bureau of Statistics, one will find a reasonable high level of human development index that Osun is being positioned in today.”

Aregbesola also said that public schools in the state ranked the best anywhere in the country, saying the motive behind this was to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning for teachers and pupils.


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