When issue are kept on to linger more than anticipated, only less reaction can be curtail. Several students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, stormed the National Assembly on Thursday over the closure of the school for about 10 months. Mr. Olanrewaju Smart, in a statement, quoted the leader as assuring the students that the House would find an amicable solution to the dispute.
He, however, clarified that it might not be exactly possible for the Federal Government to take over the school without passing through some rigorous process.
“When we received your petition to the House, we hurriedly left the chambers to listen to you because we understand your plight.
“Education is a priority for us in the National Assembly and we will look into this matter.
“Let me bring to your attention that Honourable Segun Odebunmi from Oyo State, had brought a motion on the floor of the House and a resolution was passed for the House Committee on Education to look into this matter and come up with recommendations that will guide the House because there are many unintended consequences that can come out of students’ absence from school,” the statement quoted Gbajabiamila as saying.
In their petition signed by the Students’ Union President, Bakare Solace, the protesters noted that both Osun and Oyo states now had their separate schools thus leaving LAUTECH in a limbo.
“It is pertinent, we also bring to your notice sir, that Osun State had a separate state university, just as Oyo State recently inaugurated hers, leaving LAUTECH in a dilemma,” they stated.
However, Gbajabiamila stated that taking over the school by the Federal Government would not come easily.
What a pity.