Friday, June 2, 2017 12:38 pm
The reigning Miss Africa, Great Britain, Miss Sarah Jegede has described the Osun education system as one of the best in the world.
She rated the huge investment made by the Osun government in education sector as most impactful, most beneficial and most adaptable in Africa and beyond.
In a statement by the Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Miss Jegede was quoted as stating this when she spoke at the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) where she attended the tree planting program in honour of the Governor.
In the statement signed by the Director, Semiu Okanlawon, Jegede said her account was formed after a critical assessment of tremendous achievements recorded by the Osun government in education system.
Miss Africa Great Britain, who was on a charity tour to Nigeria and Osun state in particular, said Osun government has built a better future for the people of the state through its intervention in the education sector.
Describing education as the bedrock of societal growth and development, Jegede said the state had laid a solid foundation for socio-economic and political lives of her citizenry.
She said with landmark achievements in the education sector, brighter future awaits the state in other sectors of the economy since education and knowledge determine how future of the society would be.
Miss Africa averred that the government of Osun has taken education beyond African affairs with the provision of state-of-the-art facilities that could only be found in advanced countries, at all levels of education in the state.
Commending Governor Rauf Aregbesola for building a virile future for his people, through the provision of quality education, Jegede said Osun has made an edge ahead of others in the education sector.
According to her, it is absolutely rare to see an African leader that would be so passionate for education as case of Osun state.
“Every year, the reigning Miss Africa Great Britain carries out some charity projects across the globe most especially Africa. And as a reigning Miss Africa, I am in Nigeria to accomplish this aim.
“So, I am in Osun state of Nigeria, the state that is accidentally my own to perform the assignment.
“But since a week that I have been in Osun, I have been experiencing the impact of what could be best described as good governance and impactful leadership.
“I have heard good remarks about Mr. Governor. Everybody loves him for what he has been doing to raise the bar of governance, setting out agenda to transform the economy of the state and lots more.
“Yesterday I went to some public schools in the state where I did my charity project. I distributed some educational materials, stationery and school bags to pupils and students as part of what I came to Nigeria to do.
“But some of the things I noticed was the unique appearance of these pupils who were in conformity in uniforms and who were given free meals provided by the state government on every school day.
“I was overwhelmed with this initiative because since I have been on earth I have never seen government embarks on such pro-people social support programme which was aimed to develop education.
“I was very amazed and glad to see beautiful model schools built by the state in most serene environment that is highly supportive to teaching and learning process.
“I have been to the three categories of the state education system. I have been to the Elementary, Middle and High schools and I was highly impressed not only with the structure but with the facilities therein.
“These are the beautiful schools, probably the best looking schools I have ever seen in my own time since I have been in Nigeria.
“This would in no small measure help to reawaken education system from slumber and as well prepare the citizens of the state for greater future Osun as we have in advanced countries.
“The government gesture on this, is applaudable, rewarding and remarkable as it has the potential of taking the state to most enviable position,” she stressed.