A whole bunch of scholars from tertiary establishments owned by the Oyo State authorities, on Tuesday, stormed the State Secretariat to protest what they described as poor state of training within the State.
The scholars, whereas calling for overhauling of the State’s training sector, blocked the favored Bodija-Secretariat Highway.
This led to heavy site visitors gridlock alongside the Bodija-Secretariat Highway.
DAILY POST studies that commuters plying the highway had a busy day as they spent a number of hours on the highway.
A number of the commuters needed to go by way of one other routes to get to their locations.
The protesting college students, drawn from all of the tertiary establishments owned by the state, lamented the poor state of training within the state.
The scholars additionally condemned the angle of the State authorities in direction of lecturers.
The protesting college students, who blocked the principle gate of the state Secretariat, additionally frowned on the alleged tyrannical operation of Platinum Guide, a marketing consultant engaged by Governor Seyi Makinde to supervise the actions of tertiary training within the State.
However, Commissioner for Training, Science and Know-how, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye whereas reacting, described the protest embarked upon by the scholars as pointless.
Olaleye famous that each one the problems raised by the scholars had been addressed.
He added that lecturers within the tertiary establishments owned by the State authorities had no cause to go on strike.
“The scholars are agitating for infrastructural improvement within the establishments, lack of accreditation of programs and the instant call-off of JAC-inspired strike motion presently occurring of their varied establishments
“JAC has no cause to go on strike. There may be common cost of the minimal wage. The 11 months arrears will likely be paid by the federal government. All programs on the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, have been accredited.
“Additionally, the capital grant has already been launched to the Faculty of Training, Lanlate, whereas 14 new programs have simply been accredited for the First Technical College (Tech-U), Ibadan.
“Nonetheless, the Council of Oyo State Faculty of Agricultural Know-how (OYSCATECH) Igboora solely just lately wrote to hunt authorities’s help in respect of accreditation,” he added.