The Osun Government says it has shut more than 600 nursery and primary schools operating without minimum standard requirements in the state.
Bamisayemi said that the closure of the schools was part of the state government’s effort to sanitise the sector.
He said: “We have declared a war on mushroom schools.
“We have zero tolerance for quacks in the system and schools that do not meet the required standard.
“We know the danger of mushroom schools, because once the education foundation of a child is destroyed, it becomes difficult to build a solid structure on it.”
Also speaking, Mr Olalekan Badmus, Commissioner for Regional Integration and Special Duties, said government was feeding more than 30,000 vulnerable persons on a monthly basis under its food support scheme.
“The vulnerable in the society are also a major concern for the governor, and that was how the issue of Osun Food Support Scheme came to be, with 30,000 people benefitting from the scheme monthly.
“We have successfully implemented the scheme over three months, and we have done rice component and semovita.
“We have ensured the credibility of the scheme through reliance on the World Bank verified social register to identify the vulnerable.
“We have also ensured feedback mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of this scheme,” Badmus said. (NAN)