Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday dropped the hint that his government may return schools to missionaries.
In a bid to improve the standard of Education in Ekiti State and students’’ performances in public examinations, Governor Ayodele Fayose, yesterday dropped the hint that his government may return schools to missionaries.
Fayose, had also parleyed professionals of Ekiti origin under the auspices of Igbimo Ure Ekiti and the Clerics to embrace the new tax regime and to help in sensitizing their congregation and that intention behind it was basically to shore up the revenues accruing to the state.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti during a parley with Igbimo Ure Ekiti, an apolitical Ekiti professional body, Fayose said available records show that schools being held by missionaries, had consistently be leading in every public examinations in recent past.
He said his administration is incurably committed to the construction of an ultra modern Oja Oba Market, Airport and fly over in Ado Ekiti capital city, in spite of the paucity of funds confronting the State. “In the last WAEC examinations, Holy Child, a school belonging to Catholic Church led in the State. In fact, many students scored A1 in all the subjects. “Considering this and my stand to improve the standard of Education in Ekiti, I may not mind to return schools to missionaries.
Though, it has not reached a policy stage but it is a good option we can consider”, Fayose said. On the new tax regime that has generated so much furore among the populace, Fayose called on the professionals to continue to spread the gospel to the people on the need to increase the revenue in the State, so that infrastructural facilities can be put in place.
Fayose said he would soon reach out to clerics in churches and Mosques on the need to sensitize their members to embrace the new reality, if truly they are committed to Ekiti development. “A total of N900 million is being deducted from the allocation monthly. And a situation whereby our government is to be operating on a monthly allocation of a little over N1 billion calls for us to look inward and the new tax regime is one of our finest way to get out of this situation.
-Emmanuel Ani, Ado Ekiti.