Former deputy governor of Ekiti State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last governorship election, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka has advised the governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi to continue with the policies of the last administration.
This came on the wake of poor performance of Ekiti state in public examination SSCE(WAEC), where the state ranked 12th – a poor record in relation to previous performance under Fayose-led administration.
The former deputy governor made this statement in reaction to statements credited to the speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Funminiyi Afuye who represented Governor Fayemi at the commissioning of a block of classroom built by Universal Basic Education Board at Methodist Nursery/Primary School, Ikere Ekiti.
Professor Eleka said, “As at 2014, percentage pass of Ekiti in WAEC SSCE was 25%, improved to 33% in 2015, 42% in 2016, and which we took to over 70% in 2017 and 2018.
The former deputy governor also highlighted the success of Ekiti State under Fayos- led administration, noting that “Ekiti State came first in NECO SSCE in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with percentage pass of 96%, 85% end 90.61% respectively”.
Professor Eleka further counselled the State government on what to do to return the lost glory of Ekiti in education sector under this current administration. He said Fayemi should continue with the good policies of Fayose such as special intervention especially in core subjects as well as production of compendium of 5-year past questions in 11 subjects which were given at no cost to SSS3 students in both private and public schools.
“Going about commissioning projects completed by Fayose/Eleka led administration is a sheer waste of time. Ekiti people are not deceived,” the former deputy governor noted.