Seyi Makinde and Beer-Parlour Schooling Coverage -By Fatai Abiodun
It was Adesina Abegunde who opined that getting correct training is the birth-rights of everybody that limiting it turns into against the law. He additional confused that training is the last word method to get victory over private and social issues.
At present, the significance of training in all facets of our life can’t be over-emphasized. To reside a greater and peaceable life, we have to be educated, and the dream of each mum or dad is to see their children going in direction of success which is barely doable by good and correct training.
When his Excellency, Gov. Seyi Makinde was sworn-in as the manager governor of the Tempo –Setter state in 2019, he publicly introduced his agenda on the state training coverage by scrapping the cost of Three Thousand Naira yearly cost i.e One thousand Niara per time period launched by the previous governor Abiola Ajiomobi of blessed reminiscence administration to enhance some miscellaneous bills of operating the varsity slightly than ready for presidency.
Whereas some mum or dad have been jubilating with out recourse to any repercussions, lower than a 12 months of the a lot political celebrated coverage, a brand new twist was launched into the purported ‘free’ training insurance policies when the state training commissioner hinted that cost of West African Examination Council (WAEC) charges just isn’t coated within the state’s free training coverage that exterior examination charges akin to WAEC, amongst others, ought to be the accountability of oldsters and never that of state authorities. Poor mother and father cried, and what they celebrated earlier than appears to be like confused to them. They knew they’ve entered one probability.
The governor refuses to pay WAEC charges realizing that many college students dropped out of faculty to be taught tailoring or shoe-making with the hope of sourcing for cash and that’s the finish of their training. A scenario that’s widespread in Oyo state.
I consider that’s the reason many state governments are paying WAEC and NECO charges from their purse to encourage college students to learn laborious. A scholar that is aware of his/her mum or dad will be unable to pay for WAEC can by no means be critical in class.
Makinde’s training coverage is to be paying regulation college charges for Oyo indigenous college students, different professions aren’t necessary to him. Will all the scholars’ research regulation?
Instantly I noticed the ‘sallah present’ of Makinde’s training coverage, I knew that the governor touted training ‘free’ coverage would fail as a result of the concept to cease the meager charge just isn’t properly cooked, and destined to fail.
I don’t know Governor Makinde as an educationist, however from what we examine his training is that he learn engineering on the Obafemi Awolowo College, and the engineering college shares no course with training. So the place is the correlation?
If not that his solely utilizing the state as SIWES coaching, one would have anticipated him, to settle down, have a radical feasibility research of the scenario, collect skilled think-thank earlier than hopping of scoring a political level.
The inauguration enviornment just isn’t a spot to make fast policy-decision, it’s the primary task that ushers in a brand new authorities. He by no means requested how they’re spending the charges collected, and the way is the speed of compliance. The N3000 ‘charges’ launched by Ajimobi’s has not raised any protest however slightly put secondary training on a path of greatness.
Whereas commending the governor’s transfer to recruit extra academics for the state, one must remind him that indefinite postponement of their employment letters will do extra hurt, and any means to politicized the method will spell doom for the state.
At present, main and secondary colleges are written examination query on the chalkboard, one thing that has by no means occurred earlier than. I see it as an abomination. The state authorities just isn’t happy with his achievement in training in any respect. It’s not about cost of wage alone.
I don’t know the way the governor feels realizing that he has failed in his training coverage, my concern and unhappiness is that it might have a resultant impact on the way forward for the youngsters. I pray he act quick and do the needful. Else, the governor is making ready the bottom for a lot of ‘Auxilliary’ sooner or later.
These praise-singing Makinde right now could be disenchanted when they’re enjoying the video of his tenure for him tomorrow. When somebody has failed on training, inform me what’s left in governance that’s necessary? What we noticed is shopping for of ‘official’ automobiles to occasion loyalists to the detriment of the youngsters of the populace.
As a accountable authorities, one ought to know how you can make a U-turn particularly when your coverage just isn’t getting the anticipated consequence.
Not too long ago, the West African Examination efficiency was displayed for the general public, the place of Oyo State has diminished drastically in comparison with the uncelebrated place they have been earlier than the start of Makinde’s administration. One would have anticipated the governor to name for the training coverage template utilizing in Anambra state, however alas, he solely brags as solely PDP governor of the South-West with nothing to emulate.
The peanut allocation Oyo State is getting is being spent on election frivolities that don’t have anything to profit to the state, the worst is that some people who find themselves not from the state are those celebrating the audio governor who has failed to enhance the training system.
Am not asking you to agree with me, however write it down, if care just isn’t taken, Makinde would flip Pacesetter to one thing else and all of us would bear the consequence.
I agree with the submission of Fatai Olansile PhD who confused that training is rarely a rip-off however the drivers of the training (authorities) in any respect ranges that scammed the seekers of data.
Fatai Abiodun, ICT knowledgeable cum Public Affairs Analyst writes from Abuja, hails from Ibadan.
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