Osun Expels 5 Students For Violent Conduct

LAW2Osun state government, yesterday announced the expulsion of five public schools’ students fingered as perpetrators of the crises that ravaged two neighbouring schools in Osogbo.

The schools, Osogbo High School, and Government Technical College, both located few meters away from each other, along Osogbo/ Iwo road, in Osogbo, had in February, engaged each other in deadly clashes, forcing the government to close the schools.

The government, according to a release signed by the permanent secretary, Osun state Ministry of Education, Mr. Lawrence Oyeniran, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, arrived at the decision after a careful consideration of the cases that involved the two schools.

It also claimed that it considered the final year students of schools, who are scheduled to sit for the year 2015, May/June, West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, and year 2015 NABTEB, respectively.

It added, that it took cognisance of the need to enforce discipline among the students and maintain peace in the schools, before arriving at the decision to expel the students.

The statement further stated that, parents of returning students and the students themselves are to sign undertakings as stipulated by the government and should mandatorily attend a meeting with the management of both Schools on Monday, 9th March, 2015 by 11:00a.m