The Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, has been shut down indefinitely amid the crisis between the institution’s student union (SU) and the school management.
According to PUNCH, Olaitan Muhammad, the SU president, who spoke on Wednesday, said the students embarked on a protest over the alleged failure of the college to produce ID cards for them despite billing the students for it.
He also said that students had claimed that dangerous animals had been attacking them amid lectures due to surrounding bushes.
But on his part, Adeniyi Jolaoso, the college’s public relations officer, said the crisis started on November 5 due to the students’ protest.
Jolaoso also debunked the claims against Joseph Adeagbo, the institution’s provost, as well as the rest of the school’s management. He claimed that some staff unions had sponsored the students to cause crises.
“The college management wishes to assure that it charges one of the lowest school fees in the country, in consonance with the directive of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration,” he was quoted as saying.
“And payment of all fees is made into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) of the Oyo State Government.
“So, there are no outrageous fees charged by the college. Any demand for any payment other than that into the Treasury Single Account should be reported immediately.
“Students are also encouraged to pick up their ID cards that have been lying down ready for collection at the Student Affairs office while those who are yet to undertake their photo capture for the student ID card should approach the scheduling officer at the ICT and collect their ID card not later than one week after the capture.”
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