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Osun Govt bans Use of Handset, Motorcycles in Secondary schools



By Rafiu Agbooola

Secondary School students in Osun state have been banned from using cell phones and motorcycles.

The state government announced this on Wednesday February 24, 2016.

The state’s Deputy Governor, Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, gave the order in Osogbo during the Education Stakeholders Meeting with representatives from five local government areas.

Laoye-Tomori said the ban became imperative in order to instill discipline in the state’s public secondary schools.

She decried the poor performance of the students during internal and external examinations, saying the results did not reflect the huge spending in educational reforms.

The deputy governor then urged communities to set up committees that would monitor activities of students in schools in their localities as means of checkmating them.

She said, “due to the unruly behaviour of some students, any student caught with cell phone, charms or dangerous objects would be expelled from school”.