Education: Extra-curricular activities to uplift standard – Aregbesola

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Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun said on Saturday that the introduction of extra-curricular activities in schools would help uplift the standard of education.

Aregbesola stated this in Osogbo at the middle school callisthenics competition organised to mark his seventh-year anniversary as governor.

“Extra-curricular activities in schools to include callisthenics will help bring discipline, unity of purpose and sense of responsibility among students,’’ he said.

He added that callisthenics were first introduced in Osun in 2012 to improve character and competency in the education sector.

He, however, said that the exercises were scrapped for political reasons.

“We introduced callisthenics display sometime in Oct. 2012 in order to raise educational consciousness in our students.

“It was misrepresented by some political gladiators for private…

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