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Resumption: Revert to old names, Osun orders principals, headteachers

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Osun State Government has directed principals and heads of public elementary schools to revert to the old names of their various schools before the reclassification effected by the administration of ex-governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2013.

The directive was contained in a circular titled ‘Reverting: Reclassification nomenclature of schools to old status,’ and signed by Dr. Taiwo Adeagbo, for the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education and addressed to principals, headteachers of elementary schools, Inspectors of Education and Zonal Inspectors of Education..




The circular dated August 27, 2020, recalled approval given to the recommendations of the Policy Review Roundtable Summit on some extant policies in the Education Sector held in February 2020 and directed the affected officials to immediately comply with the directive.

The circular read in parts, “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.

“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.

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