Osun denies plans to scrap tertiary institutions
Deputy Governor State of Osun , Mrs Titi- Laoye
Tomori (centre ); Chairman, Osun House of
Assembly Committee on Education, Folorunso
Oladoyin (3 rd right ); Deputy Chairman of the
committee, Abiodun Awolola (3 rd left); Chairman
House Committee on Information and Strategy,
Olatunbosun Oyintiloye (left ); Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Education, Lawrence
Oyeniran (right ); Members – Leke Ogunsola (2 nd
right ) and Musibau Azeez (2 nd left ), during a
visit to the Deputy Governor in her office .
Deputy Governor of Osun state, Mrs Titilayo
Laoye- Tomori has again debunked the rumours of
the alleged plan to scrap some of the tertiary
institutions by the state government.
Laoye- Tomori said this while briefing members of
the State House of Assembly Committee on
Education over the development in the education
She said the government had advised the
Institutions to harmonize some of the courses in
the state- owned tertiary institutions to avoid
duplication of courses and ensured that
graduates of the institutions acquired
appropriate skills that could make them self
sustaining after their education .
“ The Government has directed the forum of
Chairmen of the Governing Board of the
Institutions to review their programmes and come
up with a Position Paper on how to make our
students job creators instead of job seekers
after graduation. We want our Polytechnics to
run Courses that would meet the need of the
Nation and make the graduates self reliant .
“ Towards this end , the Government has directed
all the tertiary institutions to devote 50 per cent
of their admission quota to their main
programmes, 25 per cent should be devoted to
Remedial Programmes to cater for the teeming
youths that could not gain admission to any
“ Finally, the Polytechnics are to devote 25 per
cent of their admission to Vocational , Technical
and Skill Acquisition Courses where Graduates
that want to acquire such Skills can enroll , and
where Artisans that want to sharpen their skills
and acquire certificates can equally be admitted
while the Colleges of Education are to devote 25
per cent of their admission quota to running of
Continuous Education Programmes for training of
teachers from all over the State and beyond .
“ This is to ensure that we produce graduates
that will be useful to themselves and be able to
establish their own businesses after graduation
as well as ensure sustenance of well trained
teachers in elementary and Secondary Schools in
the State . There is no plan to scrap any of the
four Tertiary Institutions , we just want them to
run viable programmes” , she stated .
According to her , the government is still
expecting the Position Paper from the Forum of
the Governing Council Chairmen before
Earlier , the Chairman , House Committee on
Education, Folorunsho Bamisayemi commended the
government for the way it has handled naughty
issues in the areas of education in the state.
He said the series of controversies that had
ensued over the education policies of government
was an indication that it is committed to get
things done in the sector by not dodging the
issues, but proffering solutions to them.
Bamisayemi said the paucity of funds required
that the government should come up with
ingenius ways of sustaining the system and
increasing the quality in the system .
He passed vote of confidence on the government
on the way it has been handling the education
system , saying , the Assembly would be coming up
with ideas to assist the government in realising
its goal on the education .