Government of the State of Osun has re-affirmed its commitment at advancing the course of tertiary education sub-sector in the state through its desire to respond quickly to plights of students and lecturers in tertiary institutions owned by the state.
Deputy Governor of the State of Osun and Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye Tomori, stated this while addressing students of the state’s owned tertiary institutions carrying placards protesting the ongoing national strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics(ASUP) and their Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) counterparts.
Mrs. Laoye-Tomori, who decried poor state of infrastructure in the education sector in Osun at the inception of this administration in 2010, said government of the State will leave no stone unturned in her quest to transform fortune of education saying no sane person could toy with the promotion of education since it is an important ingredient to shape the future.
Assuring the protesting lecturers of institutions owned the government of the State of the untiring efforts at addressing challenges confronting tertiary education ,the Deputy Governor urged the protesters to handle issues bothering on their welfare with noble characters depicting them as true omoluabis.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Mr. Samuel Awowole, urged government of the State of Osun to be more dedicated to deepen teaching and learning in all state owned tertiary institutions by putting adequate infrastructural facilities in place so as to make life conducive to both the students and their lecturers.
Awowole ,who appealed to government of the State to grant autonomy to Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa to effect quick transformation of the institution ,then appealed to members of ASUP and COEASU to shealth their swords by calling off the strike they have embarked upon since January this year and return to classroom.