EKITI State Governor, Mr
Ayodele Fayose, said his
administration is ready to
hand over mission schools to
their original owners as long
as they can prove that they
have the ability to provide
qualitative education in such
institutions.
The governor stated this in
Ado-Ekiti, at the weekend,
during a meeting with the
leadership of the Anglican
Church and members of the
Alumni Association of Christ
School, Ado-Ekiti on moves
to hand over the school and
Christ’s Girls School to their
original owners.
In a statement yesterday
by the governor’s Chief Press
Secretary, Mr
Idowu Adelusi, the
governor said what was
important is the provision
of quality education to Ekiti
children and improving on
the standards the state had
set.
The governor, who received
a document prepared by the
alumni, the Anglican Church
and state government
officials on the modalities
for the handing over from
the President, Christ’s School
Alumni Association, Chief
Uduimo Itsueli, expressed
hope that the process of
handing over the schools
would not be delayed.
“We met some months
back and you said you would
want to take over the running
of the school. Government
alone can’t fund education.
We are in support of such
moves, especially when
those involved are credible
and are people who will help
to provide sound and quality
education for our children.
“We are after quality
education and we want to
maintain our position as
leaders in the education
sector. We are first in NECO
examinations and we are
among the best in WAEC
and the only industry here
is education and we can’t
afford to let it depreciate.
I am persuaded that the
church and the alumni
association are credible and
they have what it takes to
make the schools better.
“Other groups who may
have similar intention will
be considered aslong as
they meet the requirements
set down by the state
government.
It is clear that a lot of things
are missing in the sector and
the gapcan’t be filled by the
government alone,” he said.
Governor Fayose also
called on parents, corporate
bodies and others tosupport
the government in the task
of improving the standard
ofeducation in the state.
In his remarks, Itsueli
said the alumni association
in conjunctionwith the
Anglican church would run
the schools when handed
over.
He said the document
presented to the governor
would form the bedrock of
the arrangement and that
after the schools are handed
over, the state government
would supervise the whole
arrangement for some time.
Bishop of the Anglican
Church, Ekiti, Most Revd.
C.T. Omotunde, was among
the delegation.


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