Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has ordered the reopening of the three tertiary institutions of learning shut on March 18 in the wake of the violent protest and disturbance of the peace in Ilesa.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, the decision to reopen the institutions was taken after due consultations with stakeholders – heads of the affected institutions, parents and the leadership of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
The parties agreed that peace should continue to reign and that the students will henceforth behave in line with the Omoluabi ethos which the State of Osun is noted for.
The restoration of electricity supply in Ijesaland has commenced. It will soon get to all the communities.
Governor Oyetola advised the students to desist from taking the law into their hands and to exploit legitimate channels to pursue their grievances.
He warned that the government would not tolerate any resort to violence in expression of any grievance
The Institutions are: Osun State College of Education, Ilesa; the School of Health Technology, Ilesa; and the Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke.
The schools are to reopen immediately to continue with their normal academic activities.