'MIMIKO WRONG ON MEGA SCHOOLS'
An Action Congress of Nigeria governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Dr. Segun Abraham, has described the mega schools established by Governor Olusegun Mimiko as 'another form of apartheid with no economic value.'
Abraham, while addressing journalists in Akure on Wednesday, said the schools would create apartheid in the society.
According to him, the mega schools have been found to be for the children of the rich while the children from poor backgrounds are left unattended to.
But the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, said the schools were established for both the children of the rich and those of the poor.
Akinmade said the fact that the schools were sited in densely populated areas showed that they were meant to provide quality education, especially for the children of the poor.
He said, 'The concept of public mega schools centred around bridging the gap between the children of the poor and those of the rich.
'When the pupils from various background sit in the same class, those from poor homes would gain enough confidence to compete favourably with rich children in any examination.'