The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has made it known that his administration will commence the return of mission schools back to the original owners in September, 2019 as part of effort to improve quality of education in the state.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi revealed this in Ado-Ekiti over the weekend while hosting the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Uche.
“The return of the schools will further stamp the administration’s respect for values. The government will work out an efficient and workable model as practised in other states where schools had been transferred to the missions’” the Gov. stated.
According to Fayemi, the Ekiti government would pay the teachers and give the schools grants while the missions would take of administration.
“Anyone caught engaging in any criminal act will be made to face the consequences and addressed as a criminal irrespective of their tribe,” Fayemi noted.
The Prelate, who disclosed that the purpose of his visit was to pray for the governor and the state, made a case for the return of some Methodist schools in the state to the mission so that Godly morals will further be instilled in the pupils.
“Dr. Kayode Fayemi is a good product Ekiti State is lucky to have judging from his antecedents during his first term as governor and as Minister of Solid Minerals Development,” the Prelate stated.