Oyo State government says 17 schools in the state that were shut down last month after they staged a protest, will only be re-opened when the students, management and principals of the affected schools tender an apology to the state government.
In a statement released by the Oyo state communication team yesterday July 11th, the state government insisted that an apology from the schools that partook in a violent protest on June 6th,2016 must be tendered before their schools can be re-opened.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Moses Alake Adeyemo, said this at a press briefing, in Ibadan the state capital yesterday.
“The 17 schools, whose students partook in the violent disturbances and wanton destruction of public property would remain shut until their principals, management and students showed penitence in form of letters of apology and undertaking as the case may be” the statement in part reads
Some public secondary school students in the state had embarked on a protest following alleged plans by the state government to privatize public schools. The protesting students and teachers alleged that such moves would only make the state government increase school fees and also lay off some teachers. The state government immediately denied the claims, saying the plan is to get private bodies that will manage the schools and see to the proper running of the school.