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PERM SEC Appears before Osun Assembly Over Students RIot in Ife



By Fatai Olamide, Osogbo


The Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Education Mr Lawrence Oyeniran on Tuesday February 9, 2016 appeared before Osun State House of Assembly to explain circumstances surrounding the protest staged by secondary school students last week.

Oyeniran was summoned by the legislators to explain the involvement of his ministry and the step taken over the allegation of the students.

It would be recalled that some secondary school students protested in Ile Ife where properties worth millions of naira was vandalized at Orisun fm.

The protested students were reportedly protesting the refusal of the state government to pay their West Africa examination council, (WAEC).

While appearing before the committee on education, Oyeniran said they have paid for 12 thousand students who pass mock exam in the state, and those that fail the exam can register for national examination council (N E C O).

Furthermore Oyeniran explain to the committee that they have a meeting with the parents of Saint Mark students at Ife and said they will pay N1500 to the government for the damages.

Oyeniran disclosed that the government would compulsory lesson to all students in SS1 to SS3 in other to have good results in there exam, adding that the distribution of Tablet of Knowledge (Opon-Imo) to the students from SS1 to SS3 would soon be commenced.

However, oyeniran informed the house that the police arrested six student protesters and they have been taken to Criminal investigation department (C I B) in osogbo.
Meanwhile the chairman of education committee Mr Abiodun Awolola said that the government of Osun under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is trying to make education free in state of Osun and urged the parents of the students which the government did not pay for their registration due to their failure in the qualified mock to register them for NECO.


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