Osun state government has directed principals and heads of public elementary schools to revert to the old names used before the reclassification effected by the administration of former governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, in 2013.
The directive was contained in a circular issued by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education, Taiwo Adeagbo, and addressed to principals, headteachers of elementary schools, inspectors of education and zonal inspectors of education.
The circular directed the officials to comply with the directive immediately.
“Recall that at the policy review roundtable summit on some extant policies in Education Sector held between 20 and 21 of February 2020, His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola approved that Schools should revert to their pre-reclassification names and nomenclatures,” it read.
“Sequel to the above, all schools are hereby directed to revert to their old names with immediate effect as approved by the Osun State Government.
“Kindly give this circular the widest publicity it deserves.”
The resumption of public schools for the abridged third term had been tentatively fixed for Monday, September 21, 2020, by the state government.