JAMB Delists Four Osun State Owned Tertiary Institution From Website

Osogbo — 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 them.
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
?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
?”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
?”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 institutions 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.