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JAMB Remove Four Osun State Owned Tertiary Institution From Website.


JAMB Delists Four Osun State Owned Tertiary Institution From
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has
delisted four tertiary institutions owned by Osun State
Government have been from its website.
They were said to be delisted for next two academic sessions on
the request of the state government over plans to restructure
The institutions as made known by the Alumni Associations of
the four state-owned tertiary institutions are Osun state
Polytechnic Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke,
Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, and Osun state
College of Education, Ilesa.
This is as no fewer than 50,000 students who have been offered
admission to study various courses in the four institutions might
forfeit their admissions.
The President of OSPOLY Alumni, Iree who is spokesperson of
the alumni bodies, Mrs. Mobola Odebode said state government
had written to JAMB to delist the affected institutions for the
next two years in order to give way for its proposed restructuring
of the institutions.
Odebobe who was flanked by other alumni Presidents said the
state government has refused to listen to the voice of reasoning
on the rumoured merger of the four tertiary institutions
stressing that Governor Rauf Aregbesola is trying to obliterate
polytechnic education in the state.
She said that most of the affected admission seekers to these
institutions had been offered provision admission for 2015/2016
academic sessions but were surprised to find out that their
potential schools are no longer on the JAMB portals.
Her words: “It is painful that despite pleas from traditional
rulers, host communities, political parties, students, market
women, Alumni Associations and well meaning Nigerians, the
government has refused to listen to he voice of reasoning on the
matter. As products of institutions, we had resolved to continue
the struggle to protect the existence of these institutions.
”Part of the frustrations we envisaged is already manifesting. It
is before the public knowledge that the state government, last
week sacked over 250 workers in Osun state Colleges of
Education, Ila Orangun and Ilesa. These institutions already lack
academic and non academic staff for the past five years.
”Also, over 50,000 students who applied to the four state owned
tertiary institutions through Joint Admission and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) will be denied admission as the government has
written to the admission body to delist these four institutions for
the next two years. This means that none of the affect state-
owned institutions is on the list of JAMB.”
Odebode also disclosed that Osun state government had ordered
the four institutions to advertise admission for vocational and
remedial studies thus querying the government on why
polytechnic should lay the role that a technical college could
play more effectively.
She said “It is rather ironical that at a period that China is
converting universities to polytechnics to advance the
technological education as a key for the growth AF development
of the country, the state of Osun government is trying to
obliterate polytechnic education.
“We are so confident that the government wants to destroy the
whole system for their private business benefits. We are fully
aware of correspondences between some private institutionsÂ
approaching the affected institutions to divert their admitted
students to their various schools,” Odebode added.
The alumni body however condemned the alleged dismissal of
the over 250 workers and demanded for their reinstatement.
The associations also demanded that the state government
withdraw the letter written to JAMB to allow admission to the
affected institutions ad allow candidates who have been offered
provisional admission to continue their programmes.

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