7th March, 2012
The students of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, have appealed to the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun to have a rethink and reverse his decision to scrap the institution.
Speaking with Campus Square under the auspices of Concerned Students of Nigeria, the aggrieved students lamented that the governor’s decision is too harsh and could result to massive protests from students nationwide.
One of the aggrieved students who identified himself as Biola Omotosho said: “Honestly, we are all disappointed because this is coming from a governor we all voted for and thought would make education his priority. With this kind of decision, we wonder what plan he has for us.
“Though the case is in court, I hope God will touch his heart so that he can make amends before the situation gets out of hand. The majority are not happy with this, so he needs to have a rethink,” he added.
Other students who spoke with Campus Square were of the opinion that the idea of merging TASUED with the Education Faculty of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, is not a sound idea.
The students were more aggrieved because one them, Fashina Olatunji David, lost his life while on a journey to Abeokuta to protest the merging of his school with Olabisi Onabanjo University.
“If the Ogun State government had not announced the scrapping of our school which led to protests by the students, especially the Students Union Government, maybe, my friend and colleague would not have embarked on this journey of no return. This is sad and quite unfortunate. We have lost one of the potential leaders of this country,” a student said.