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Oyo govt orders immediate closure of College of Education



The Oyo State Government on Friday ordered the indefinite closure of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, EMACOED, Oyo.

The order followed a violent demonstration that rocked the institution Friday morning, when students staged protest over their welfare.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Adeniyi Olowofela, disclosed the state government’s position, in Ibadan on Friday.

A statement released by the commissioner directed students to vacate the school premises immediately.

Mr. Olowofela explained further that law enforcement agents have been enjoined to secure lives and government property on the college campus.

It was gathered that students had in the early hours of Friday staged a protest to demand for better welfare.

Sources said the protest however turned violent, with some students sustaining various degrees of injuries.

A witness said some of the students were subsequently arrested by the police but were later freed Friday afternoon.

All efforts to reach the Oyo State Police Command however proved abortive.

Mr. Olowofela, in his statement Friday, said the college would remain closed until normalcy returns to the school

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