Amosun sacks top officials over ‘offensive’ exam questions

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered the sacking of six officials of the state Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, including a secondary school teacher, over alleged offensive examination question.
Those sacked include two Grade Level 17 officers, Folashade Oresegun, who was the Director, Education Support Services, and Rotimi Odunsi, who was the Director, Curriculum Development and Evaluation, and a Grade Level 16 officer, Majekodunmi Oluwole.
Others are a Grade Level 10 officer, E.O. Asegbe, a Grade Level 8 officer, Taylor Damilola and an English Language teacher in Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne, Joel Adegbenro.
The sacking of both Oresegun and Odunsi has been converted to compulsory retirement while the four others were summarily dismissed.
Sources said that their offence might not be unconnected with a comprehension passage in the English Language examination conducted by the ministry for the Unified Examination in Public Secondary Schools for the third term of the 2014/2015 academic session.
The offensive section was Section C, where the pupils were asked to summarise a comprehension passage on a policy defect on education, an issue considered too critical of the state government.
The section partly read, “There is no arguing about the fact that the government is merely paying lip service to the development of education. It is true that a lot of money is being spent on the education sector but with little or no impact felt by the people, except where we want to deceive ourselves.
“Many schools run by the government, which were formerly known for academic excellence have suddenly lost their prestige and are living on past glories. 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.
“The evidences to show that the government is not doing enough to assist in …Read More

Source:: New Mail