By Kayode Adeoti
A Lecturer at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Olatunbosun Odediran has called for a review of the schools inspectorate department of the state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.
The Don, who is the Chairman, School Management Committee, Calvary Baptist Nursery and Primary School, Ilorin made the call during the 10th anniversary ceremony of the institution, last Wednesday.
According to him, state government must discourage parents from taking their wards to the private schools by improving education in public schools.
“There is lack of proper monitoring in public schools which has resulted into low level of instructions, when parents weigh options between the two schools, they prefer private schools where they believe their wards will be adequately instructed despite the fact that government- owned institutions pay lesser fees,” the don stressed.
The Lecturer in the Department of Minerals and Petroleum Resources Engineering further urged government to address the dearth of facilities and the deplorable state of government-owned primary schools across the state.
“Government must improve on the infrastructure of these public schools and also review the school inspectorate department such that quality education will be assured.
“The existence of private schools is to create option for parents or whoever that desires to be educated. There is nothing wrong in the existence of the two arms of schools but our public schools lack necessary facilities and many of them are in states of dilapidation, though the government is trying but they still have a lot do,” he noted.