SIR: Despite the spate of controversies that has so far journeyed with the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, his laudable feats in the education sector, among others, cannot be denigrated.
For instance no sooner had he been sworn in in November 2010 than he announced an enormous slash in the school fees regime hitherto operational in all the state-owned tertiary institutions to make tertiary education more accessible to people.
Besides, he has built many magnificent and ultra-modern primary and secondary school buildings across the state to replace the old fashioned and dilapidated structures his administration inherited from his predecessors as part of efforts to change the trend of low patronage hitherto encountered in public schools. In a similar vein, the Governor introduced free meal in all primary schools in the state, an innovation already coveted by one federal government.
It is however appallingly contradictory that the state library where students are expected to go for personal development is in a deplorable state. The environment is busy and unkempt. The toilet, built outside the library hall is not maintained and therefore no longer serving the purpose of its erection. The library hall is a total disappointment. The ventilation is extremely poor and alarming. The windows can best be described as relics of a by-gone era. Almost all the ancient ceiling fans in the library are moribund. The effect of the only two or three that are still functioning cannot be felt more than a person sitting beside a pregnant woman inside a moving bus can hear the kick of the foetus inside her womb. This makes intense heat to always have a field day inside the library without the slightest fear of been checkmated, hence the users become the helpless casualties.
Governor Aregbesola, kindly assist to rehabilitate the library.
- Jide Bakare,
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