Ogun - The Ogun State Government has fired at least six officials of its Ministry of Education over an ‘offensive’ Senior School English language summary passage which formed part of questions set by an examiner, Punch reports.
An examiner, Adegbenro Joel, was alleged to have prepared the English language exams questions for the third term academic session of the State Unified Examination in public secondary schools.
The exam had a summary passage that took a critical look at the alleged negligence of education by government.
The controversial summary passage read, “There is no arguing about the fact that the government is merely paying lip service to the development of the education. It is true that a lot of money is being spent on education sector but, with little or no impact felt by the people, except where we want to deceive ourselves.
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“Many school run by the government which were formally known for academic excellence have suddenly lost their prestige and are living on past glory. No wonder many parents and guardians are threateningly left with only one option, to withdraw their wards from these schools to other ones that are better managed.”
Governor Ibikunle Amosun reportedly got infuriated after his attention was called to the passage, and allegedly ordered the sacking of the officials of the ministry directly in charge of that examination.
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