Oyo Govt Seals Private College of Education in Iseyin over Illegalities
Oyo State Government, has on Tuesday, closed down the Oke-Ogun College of Management Sciences and Technology, located at Iseyin-Oyo road, in Iseyin local Government.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, ordered the immediate closure of the institution over non compliance with registration procedures.
Recall that some indigenes of the town, under the auspices of ‘Ebedi Frontliners’ had petitioned the Oyo State government, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, National Board for Technical Education, signed by its President, Alhaji Segun Fasasi and the Vice Please, Mr Bambi Abiodun among others, calling the attention to the fact that the institution was neither registered nor accredited for students enrollment among other allegations.
Barrister Abdu-Raheem, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaja Aminat Atere and officials of the Ministry’s Directorate of Higer Education, while sealing off the college, urged proprietors and proprietress of private institutions of higher learning, to always do the needful in their quests to establish schools in order to avoid unnecessary embarrassment for both the State and the owner of the institution.
“This exercise is to send warning message to those proprietors of Private higher institutions of learning to do what is necessary before commencing admission and academic activities.
“If due diligence is done, no embarrassment of this nature will come to them or the State government, we have closed the school and until the proprietor concludes on the registration of the institution and other things he ought to do, it will remain closed.”
Barrister Abdu-Raheem, had earlier last month, invited and directed the Proprietor of the College, Mr Adewale Owoseni to remove all billboards with the inscriptions of the school, until the needful is done.
Mr Owoseni who earlier admitted the unregistered status of his institution, however, explained his efforts of commencing the registration process with the National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna and NCC, Abuja for approval, was directed to firstly seek the State approval.
The Honourable Commissioner affirmed the commitment of the State government to ensure due process is followed in all affairs of the state.
The Permanent Secretary who was accompanied by the Director Higher Education, Mr Yinka Akanji and others.