AS pupils of public schools in Osun State warm up for resumption on Wednesday, arrangements have been perfected by the state government to ensure successful take off of the new 4-5-3 educational system, which has culminated in the merger or re-classification of schools.
Nigerian Tribune investigation indicated that some of the newly built model schools are ready for use by the pupils, while others are still under construction.
Checks at the newly built Salvation Middle School, Alekuwodo, Osogbo, on Monday revealed that officials of the state Ministry of Education were busy inspecting the premises ahead of the commissioning ceremony of the structure on Wednesday.
At Ode Omu Elementary Model School, construction works have already been completed, just as some labourers were spotted clearing the weeds around the school as part of the preparations for resumption for the 2013/2014 academic calendar.
When our correspondent visited another elementary school, situated at Oke Baale, in Osogbo, construction works were still on-going, an indication that academic activities in that school may not be feasible when pupils resume tomorrow.
Similarly, construction works have not started at all at the premises of Osogbo Grammar School, where the state government planned to build another model school, which would accommodate pupils of different schools merged as a result of re-classification of schools.
Commenting on the preparedness of the state government over the new educational policy, yesterday, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Deputy Governor, Mr Tope Ademakinwa said 15 middle schools and 13 elementary schools have so far been completed by the government.
He assured that adequate arrangements have been made to pave way for the efficient take off of the new educational policy and resumption of pupils in public schools.