Thursday, 1 February 2018

Oyo State Students Raises Alarm Over Continuous Closure Of Tertiary Institutions


Thousands of students of Oyo origin under the auspices of the National Association of Oyo Students (NAOS) have cried out over the continued closure of the six tertiary institutions owned by Oyo state government.
The workers in the six institutions,  recalled, had been on strike since Friday, 3rd November 2017 due to the failure of the state government to pay their salaries running to sixteen months. The six concerned institutions are, The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology; The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa; The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki and College of Education, Lanlate. Six Oyo tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike.
But worried by this development , the umbrella body of students in tertiary institutions who hailed from the ancient city of Oyo while reacting to the sad development urged the state government to address the issue surrounding the closure of the institutions to save the future of students in those citadels of learning.
NAOS National President, Comrade Saheed Alabi Agboluaje in a save our soul press release, a copy of which was obtained by DAILY POST on Wednesday declared that there was a need for the state government to address the issue urgently as the future of their colleagues in the affected schools are at stake.
He lamented that a major reason responsible for the strike in the institutions is the fact that the state government was giving 25% subvention and this translates to quarter salary to staff without any other form of motivation for them.
Agboluaje, however, charged the state government to do the needful at the right time, saying that the generality of the students can no longer afford to be at home.


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