Ogun Merges, Relocates Schools


Ogun State government this morning announced the scrapping of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode which was established by the former administration of Otunba Gbenga Daniel.

The institution has now been renamed Institute of Education affliated to Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.

The government also directed that the school be relocated from its present site in Ijagun to Omu-Ijebu.

Addressing journalists today at the press centre, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, the State Commissioner for Education, Barrister Segun Odubela and Alhaji Yusuf Olaniyonu, Commissioner for Information, disclosed that the decisions were taken in the interest of the people of Ogun State.

Odubela said: “the government has also taken the decision the four ICT polytechnic established by the Daniel-led administration will be merged and renamed Ogun State Institute of Technology, to be located at Igbesa in Ado-Ado-Ota Local Government Area of the state.

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He said the other campuses of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu Igbo, P.S. Adegbenro in Itori and Adebutu Kessington in Saapade will remain campuses.

Meanwhile, students of TASUED in protest took to the streets of Abeokuta this morning immediately they heard the announcement. They later marched to the NUJ press centre to address the press on the issue.

The students carried various placards with inscriptions such as “Fight OGD leave education,” “you kill TASUED, you kill education,” “Governor Amosun, don’t be a dictator,” among others. The student were led by Mr. Adewunmi Michael transition chairman and elected SUG president, Oyekanmi Abdulah.

—Abiodun Onafuye/Ijebu-Ode

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