Definitely most of the governors wore school uniforms while attending their primary and secondary education (arguable). Ogbeni Aregbesola in the picture above was addressing a group of students and he decided to wear the exact school uniform (some of the students would want to burst into laughter). He recently introduced a new educational policy, also known as 4-5-3 education system which has been greeted with several protest since yesterday. The development came as Governor Rauf Aregbesola inaugurated the newly constructed Salvation Army Middle School, Alekuwodo, Osogbo, to mark the commencement of the new educational policy and resumption for 2013/2014 academic calendar year.Credible sources informed the Nigerian Tribune that pupils of Baptist Girls’ High School contended that they could not allow male students to be merged with their school, exclusively populated by female from the its inception in 1956.The protest staged by the students drew the attention of policemen, who stormed the school premises around 9.15 a.m to restore normalcy. Worried by the development, the state deputy governor, Mrs Titi-Laoye Tomori, who also doubles as the Commissioner for Education, had to come to the school premises around 10.35 a.m to appeal to the pupils to cooperate with the merger policy. But, the Osun State Baptist Convention said it would not allow pupils of Fakunle Comprehensive High School to be merged with the Baptist Girls’ High School.According to the Christian Education Department Office of the Baptist Conference, Osun State, Reverend Bisi Oluwadamilare, “the stand of the Baptist is that we would not allow male students to be merged or mingled with our students here. “For God’s sake, this is a female or girls’ school. How can you decide to bring male students here? We are not against the new educational system, but things must be done accordingly.” While expressing the readiness of the Baptist Conference to enter into dialogue with the state government, he said “pupils of FCHS would be allowed to stay today (Wednesday), considering the pleas by the deputy governor, so that they would not roam the streets. But, from tomorrow, we would not allow them in.” Similarly, pupils of the Baptist High School, Ede, also staged a peaceful demonstration against the re- classification of schools. Aregbesola, donning public school uniform with a brown fez cap, taught the pupils of the newly commissioned Salvation Army Middle School inside one of the classrooms and also explained the need for the re-classification of school. He said there was the need to maximise the resources of the state, adding the number of the pupils in the school justified the facilities put in place to enhance qualitative learning.
“Our dream is to make you all renowned scholars in the future, so that you can be pride to Osun State and the entire country,” he said.