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Osun Defender
Osun Defender is a progressive-minded news platform established in 2006 to bring to limelight, news within the State of Osun and beyond. editor@osundefender.com
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Similarly, the Osun government took over the payment of Osun students’ external examination fees – WASCE, NABTEB and NECO so as to provide financial relief to the poor parents.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Specifically, Osun school running grant was increased in elementary schools from ₦51.8M to ₦2.544B and in Middle and High schools from ₦819M to ₦2.562B.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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In order to ensure effective operation and management of school activities across the state, the Osun government increased school running grants.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Similarly, 3,230 regular teachers were also employed for elementary schools in Osun.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Over 6,000 OYES volunteers with relevant qualifications and skills were deployed to schools as teachers in Osun.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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The State government of Osun also engaged over 12,000 teachers between 2011-2013 for Secondary schools in the State.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Over the last 7 years, some 30,145 teachers in the state of Osun have been trained and retrained. Capacity building has been the bedrock of the drive to improve education in Osun.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Much has been said about the investment of Osun government on school infrastructure but almost nothing has been reported about the other components its education policy.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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The 45.47% and 44.59% pass rates recorded in 2016 and 2017 respectively represents a 284% increase in the number of Osun students with at least 5 credit passes (including Mathematics and English Language) between 2010 and 2017.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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The lowest performance recorded by the State of Osun during the 12-year period under review (2006-2017) in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) was in 2007 with a pass rate of 6.86%.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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It is therefore important to emphasize that Osun recorded its most impressive performance in WASSCE result between 2015 and 2017 as evidenced by the increase in the annual pass average in core subjects including Mathematics and English Language.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s second term in Osun witnessed continuous improvement in student performance with annual average pass rates (including Mathematics and English Language) in WASSCE of 37.62% for the year 2015 - 2017.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Some of Osun’s initiatives included training programmes for teachers, employment of more teachers, introduction of Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge) and distribution of instructional materials to the students among others.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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This improvement was a result of various reforms and initiatives implemented by the Aregbesola’s administration in Osun at the inception.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Osun in Aregbesola’s first term demonstrated a sustained improvement in pass rate with an average of 21% indicating 81% improvement over a period of four years.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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The best performance of Osun students in WASSCE prior to Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola’s administration was recorded in 2010 with a 15.68% rate
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Data obtained from the WAEC reveal that the increasing number of Osun students are having credit passes in the core and admissible subjects in WASSCE over the years especially between 2016 and 2018
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Osun Defender Oct 12
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Osun High School Students recorded a 70% success rate for Mathematics in the just concluded 2018 WAEC School Leaving examination.
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Osun Defender Oct 12
Osun’s investment in education is beginning to yield much needed results with the recent showing of students from the school a huge pointier to this fact.
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Osun Defender Oct 8
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