By Olalekan Yusuff Ajibola (Oyo)
Students under the aegis of Federation of Oyo State Students’ Union (FOSSU) will on Monday 29th of October carry out a massive protest against Oyo State Government
The protest is which will be held in the state is said to be an agitation for the payment of the students Bursary and proper funding of States Education
FOSSU in a Statement released and made available to CAMPUS FOCUS, said that Oyo State government have failed to honor several promises and agreement signed with the students body.
“The Leadership of FOSSU National with the Chapter and Zonal Presidents has condemned the nonchalant attitude of the Oyo State Government towards the non-payment of students’ Bursary and underfunding of Education in the State.
“The leadership totally gives no conformity to this alarming state and, therefore, views this as a colossal disgrace to Oyo State Education system. There have been many cases of Tertiary institutions being shut down while some others experience increment in Tuition fees. The future shining stars of this State have been denied access to a good and qualitative education.
“It is with an unquantifiable displeasure that our campuses in Oyo state have been closed down for some months ago and we have experienced increment in Tuition fees. The state government has never come out to address the Student Community to meet the demands of Oyo state students AND failed to implement STUDENTS/GOVERNMENT signed M.O.U on better ways of funding the education sector in the state and the payment of bursary which form was dubiously sold online to the students years ago with series of promises not kept during various meeting held in ensuring government implement the signed pact with STUDENTS.”
The statement however called on all members to massively join the protest.
“We hereby demand, in a solidarity voice with many reputable National Indigenous Associations within the state, Zonal Leadership and FOSSU chapters across the Federation that the State Government re-open our Campuses, fund Oyo state Education and pay our bursary.”