Public schools in Osun have been directed to revert to their old names before reclassification effected by Ex-Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration in 2013.
By Toba Adedeji, Osogbo
The directive was contained in a circular titled ‘Reverting: Reclassification nomenclature of schools to old status,’ by Dr. Taiwo Adeagbo, for the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education.
It was addressed to principals, head teachers of elementary schools, Inspectors of Education and Zonal Inspectors of Education.
The circular dated August 27, 2020, recalled approval given to the recommendations of the Policy Review Roundtable Summit on some extant policies in the Education Sector in February 2020 and directed the affected officials to immediately comply with the directive.
The circular read in parts: “Recall that at the policy review roundtable summit on some extant policies in Education Sector held between 20 and 21 of February 2020, His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola approved that Schools should revert to their pre-reclassification names and nomenclatures.
“Sequel to the above, all schools are hereby directed to revert to their old names with immediate effect as approved by the Osun State Government.
“Kindly give this circular the widest publicity it deserves.”
The resumption of public schools for the abridged third term had been tentatively fixed for Monday, September 21, 2020 by the state government.