We Will Return Free And Qualitative Education To Ekiti—Adeyeye
Afenifere Chieftain and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye has promised to make education free and qualitative in the State if he becomes the State governor next year.
The governorship aspirant, who described as a deceit, claim by the present government in the State that education was free, assured that; "We won't deceive you with a free education programme in which your children will be paying as much as N20,000 per term in secondary schools."
He said; "By the grace of God, the PDP government to be ran by me from next year will apart from not charging tuition fees, also provide textbooks and instructional materials as was done during the immediate past PDP government in the State.
"We will also give scholarship to our tertiary schools students up to PhD level so that our indigent students can have opportunity of being educated.
"When I was Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), we provided school furniture and then, our pupils stopped carrying their own desk to school. We are going to do the same when we become governor."
While also describing as needless, the controversial Competency Test introduced by the State Government for teachers, Adeyeye said; "To our teachers, we won't burden you with 'tipatikuuku' (forced) competency test. Rather, we will train you and use the performance of your students as a yardstick for your competency."
Adeyeye, who also maintained his stand on the capability of Ekiti State to fund more than three universities, said "if a State like Kano can be funding three universities, there is no excuse under the sun for any government to merge three universities into one."
He promised to establish more tertiary institutions in the State, saying; "Here in Ekiti, education is our industry and we are going to make an industry out of it by using it to develop our State and its people.
"I can assure that we have the resources to fund universities and we are going to create more universities and polytechnic.
"Those who said Ekiti cannot fund more than one university are the same people that are wasting our resources on their own personal investments in Ghana, and that is why we are saying it loudly here that in 2014; 'Ghana Must Go' in Ekiti."