Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has explained that the constitution of visitation panels to all the four state owned tertiary institutions in Ondo state is not witchhunt but part of efforts to rejig the education sector.
Akeredolu made the clarification in Akure while inaugurating the visitation panels to the four state-owned tertiary institutions.
He therefore charged the panel members to discharge their job without fear or favours saying there were carefully selected based on their pedigree and antecedents to help reposition the institutions.
He said the embarrassing infrastructural deficit is an eloquent testimony to the yearning gap in the sorry state of the state’s education sector.
The Governor further explained that his administration, after critically reviewing the various problems in the education sector, resolved to reposition it through a holistic approach and close collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
He said the panels are to look critically into the institutions state of compliance with the statutes establishing them adding that their job is not to punish anyone.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu noted that the exercise is in furtherance of the Governor’s well articulated programmes aimed at repositioning education in the state.
Chaiman of the AAUA Panel, Dr Goke Adegoroye, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked Governor Akeredolu for the honour done them and the confidence reposed in them.
He assured that the purpose for which the panels were constituted would be realised within the time frame handed them by the governor.
The panels have three weeks to submit its report.