An indigenous Association of Ogun state students under the aegis of National Association of Ogun State students, (NAOSS) yesterday declared its support for the education policies of the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
The association made this known during a press conference in Abeokuta and assured the government of its support towards sustaining the growth and progress in the education sector which he has embarked upon.
In a release jointly signed by its President and PRO, Saka Azeez Abidemi and Abdulazeez Bashir Adegboyega respectively and made available to journalists applauded the government of rescuing MAPOLY from the academic crisis it faced for over two years.
The association also commended the government for declaring a state of emergency in the education sector and resustating Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital from losing its accreditation and setting up a visitation panel to resolve the prolonged crisis dealing with Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu Ijebu.
However, the students blamed the previous administration led by Senator Ibikunle Amosun for plunging the education of the state into numerous crises and also his refusal to pay bursary to the indigenous Students of Ogun State.
“We applaud the giant stride of His excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun towards rescuing Ogun state education from the shambles done to it by the immediate past administration of Sen. Ibikunle Amosun.
“Declaring a state of emergency in the education sector is a move that deserves commendation.
“We therefore commend some giant strides already embarked upon by the government amongst which are: The return of MAPOLY to status quo ante after about two years of no direction and ensuring that Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH does not lose its age-long accreditation. We also commend the Governor for setting up a visitation panel on TASCE in order a lasting solution to the prolonged crises bedeviling the institution”. The statement reads.
However, the president call on the government to look into its demands which the previous government did not meet. The demands which include: Payment of bursary to indigenous students, disbursement of scholarship to deserving indigenous students across the federation and supporting the skill acquisition program of the association by providing equipments for those who have learnt one trade or the other.
He then called on all members and stakeholders of the association to support the government towards achieving the agenda of “Building Our Future Together”.