Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Uche Chukwumerije has slammed the governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbeshola, over his poor educational policies in the state.
In a statement he personally signed, Chukwumerije said despite the claims of good performance in the educational sector in the state by the governor, what could be witnessed on ground speaks differently.
The Senator who had earlier commended the governor sometimes ago on his educational policy said “Two years ago when the Senate Committee on Education visited Osun State as part of its oversight functions, I had cause to commend the education policies of Rauf Aregbesola.
“Over 700 days down the line, a lot of water has passed under the bridge with many insisting that those policies were merely on paper.
“In addition, stakeholders in the State, especially parents, proprietors, and school managers have inundated the Committee with tell-tales of woes in schools in the State, adding that the waters that have passed under the bridge in two years have been muddied.
“They cited as an example the questionable N8 billion “Opon Imo” project. This has also been confirmed by political opponents of the governor in their public comments.
“When good policies are darkened the way that project was, then change is a must”, Chukwumerije said.