Ogun State governor
Ogun State governor

Students of Tai Solarin College of Education, TASCE in Omu-Ijebu area of Ogun State, have given two days ultimatum to Governor Ibikunle Amosun over 13 months unpaid salary of workers in the school.
The students who stormed the NUJ Secretariat, Iwe-Iroyin, Abeokuta, the state capital threatened to occupy the Oke-Mosan seat of power after the expiration of the ultimatum.
The students were armed with placards with various inscriptions such as, ‘Amosun safe TASCE from extinction’, ‘we are the leaders of tomorrow’, ‘Don’t kill the future of the nation’, ‘Amosun, have mercy, we are born like you’, amongst others.
Addressing the press during the protests, the President of the Student Union, Dairo Ibrahim, claimed that students have been paying their school fees regularly, but that lectures were on hold because of the failure of government to pay the workers.
The President also alleged that several letters have been written to the state government through the Commissioner of Education but without a reply.
He faulted the claim of Governor Amosun that staff of the institution are more than the students, saying that there are 385 workers to about 1, 600 students.
Governor Amosun had, during the last Democracy Day celebration in the state claimed that there are 3, 000 workers to 1, 600 students.
The students also demanded rapid infrastructural development to include lecture halls and laboratories in the school.
When contacted, the state Commissioner of Education, Modupe Mujota said the government had extensive communication with the management of the institution towards finding a lasting solution to the matters.
According to her, the state government met with the management early yesterday where proposals were presented.
She explained that the government was doing everything necessary to give wide attention to the proposal, adding that the issues will soon be addressed.


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