Oyo Denies Plans To Return Mission, Private Schools

Oyo Denies Plans To Return Mission, Private Schools
Seyi Makinde

Oyo Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Barr. Abdulrahman Abduraheem has denied insinuations that the State Government was planning to return some schools to their original owners.

The Commissioner clarified the State Government’s position in a statement at the weekend.

He added that the government, at no time indicated its readiness to return the schools.

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He pointed out that the only recent event where Governor Seyi Makinde spoke about ownership of schools was at Loyola College during the commissioning of a hall named after Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, where he only advised members of the Old Students Association to direct their request to the Ministry of Education.

He stated that the State Government had drawn up a Memorandum of Understanding to guide the planned takeover of Government College, Ibadan by the Incorporated Trustees of the Government College Ibadan, comprising the Old Students Association and government nominees.

He also added that the new regime of control at the Government College, Ibadan, is meant to serve as a litmus test for necessary template on the matter.

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