Ajimobi re-opens shut schools in Oyo, says LAUTECH to resume before Feb 1

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GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, would resume academic activities on or before February 1. In a statement issued by  the governor’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Yomi Layinka, on Saturday, the governor said arrangements had been concluded to re-open the university.

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The statement said the decision to re-open the school was the agreement reached after a meeting with the national, zonal and state leadership of the students’ unions in his office on January 6, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

Ajimobi also said the agreement was made during a discussion with Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, the stakeholders and LAUTECH Vice Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin.

He said the various discussions and decisions were aimed at finding lasting solution to the debacle.

In another development, Ajimobi has ordered the immediate re-opening of the five secondary schools shut in the wake of students’ attacks on some schools in the state.

NAN reported that the secondary school students in the state had protested the state government’s no-automatic-promotion-in-schools’ policy, destroying properties in some schools.

Among the affected schools are Isale Oyo Community High School, Oyo; Anglican Methodist Secondary School, Oyo; Oba Adeyemi High School, Oyo; Ojoo High School, Ibadan and Community Secondary School, Iyana Idi- Ose, Ibadan.

Ajimobi said he took the decision in deference to pleas by stakeholders and respected members of the society that the schools should be re-opened.

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