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ASSEMBLY WANTS OYO GOV TO REVIVE HSC

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Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi through the Ministry of Education to consider and approve the resuscitation of Higher School Certificate (HSC) in each of the three Senatorial districts in the state, which it said would provide direct entry to universities.

In a motion jointly sponsored by Hon. Femi Adelakun, member representing Afijio state constituency and Hon. Segun Ajanaku representing Ibadan South-West II, yesterday during the plenary session, the lawmakers noted that education was a major industry in the state where the government expended a huge chunk of its annual budget.

They also called on the officials of the Ministry of Education, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), State Universal Basic Education Commission (SUBEB) to put in place effective monitoring to check truant students who do not stay in classes.

The duo noted that poor performances of students in public examination has nosedived and this was traceable to students' poor attitude to learning and bad conduct of students in classes.

Their words: ''Quite a number of students roam the streets even in the morning, when they are expected to be under tutelage obviously attracted by some other distraction. Overtime, supervision appears to have been kept in abeyance. Really, without discipline, nothing tangible can be achieved.

'The government expends so much in public education and since free education is government financed education, government through its agencies like the Ministry of Education, TESCOM, SUBEB and perhaps law enforcement agencies should monitor to ensure that the huge sum expended is of effect'.

The motion was unanimously supported by the lawmakers , saying that the huge sum expended on public education would be a waste and many students would remain unfulfilled unless the state government addressed and fixed the abandoned HSC programme. In her submission, the Speaker Madam Monsurat Sunmonu said that the motion would be referred to appropriate committee for further deliberation.