"Our Education Policy Not Against Any Religion" – Osun Gov
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has again said that the reclassification of schools by his administration is not aimed at obliterating the Christian heritage or the legacies of any other group.
It was made known in the capital of the Osun State, Osogbo, on Wednesday at the opening of the 23rd state congress of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools.
It should be mentioned that Aregbesola has been criticized, especially from the Osun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, for merging male pupils and hijab-wearing pupils with those in Christian’s mission public schools.
CAN accused the governor of planning to obliterate the legacies of Christian missionaries in the state with the policy and demanded that the policy be reversed or schools be returned to their owners.
However, the governor claimed that his action was primarily aimed at addressing the decay in the education sector without any religious motive.
He said, “We merged schools not because we want to silence any group, destroy cherished legacies or to unduly favour any religious or social group above another.”
According to him, the goal of the policy is to deploy their resources evenly and justly across our public schools.
The President of ANCOPSS in Osun State, Mrs. Motunrayo Olagunju, who favoured the new policy, warned the people of the state against politicizing education.