The leading All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Osun State, Kunle Rasheed Adegoke popularly known as K-Rad, has felicitated with the Nigerian children in general and those of Osun in particular.
In a comprehensive message issued by the guber aspirant in Osogbo, K-Rad rejoiced with the children on this year’s Children’s Day, and emphasised the need for governments at all levels to give children an important place in their plannings.
According to the globally exposed, but home-bred politician: “Children are a vital component of the society who must not be left unplanned for, because, any society that neglects the younger generation in its planning, is merely preparing for its perdition.”
Reiterating his well-publicised blueprint which he titles ‘The Assured Future’, by which many people see him as the most prepared gubernatorial aspirant in Osun, K-Rad says his plan for the state’s children is well thoughtout.
According to him, “Education in Osun will experience an outstanding attention, such that our pupils will not only favourably compete with their counterparts in developing countries but possibly outshine their peers even in developed countries.”
“The teachers will be motivated and made to love what they do. They will be timely and adequately remunerated. Teachers will periodically undergo training and retraining. Retired but not tired veteran teachers will be engaged to be part of the revamping process. Schools’ sports will be re-enacted while callisthenics as refined and hugely encouraged by the current government will be sustained.”
Adegoke further assured that, “Where it is affordable, boarding facilities will return to some of our secondary schools. Voluntary leadership training organisations such as Boys Scout, Man O’ War, Red Cross, Boys Brigade, Girls Guild etc. will be reintroduced into the schools and be made to function effectively as in the olden days. Literary and Debating Societies will be encouraged and promoted by the government.”
The widely travelled top-rate lawyer also promised that Osun children will experience learning beyond the classroom, and that no child will be spoilt as rod will not be spared.
“Because traveling is a critical aspect of knowledge, culture of field trips and excursions will be reinvented. Indiscipline and hooliganism will be stamped out of our schools as we are going to be strict in return and maintenance of discipline. We will ensure that prefect-ship in our schools is determined by scholarship and election, as a way of truly inculcating the culture of hard work, responsibility and democracy in the young citizens. The elementary pupils whose sense of judgment is still at infancy will be excused in this regard. We plan to bake a crop of truly civilized young Nigerians with the right values”. K-Rad assured.