Oyo govt shut College of Education over protest

Emmanuel Alayande College of Education

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

Oyo State Government has announced the indefinite closure of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, following violent protest by students over welfare issues.

A statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, conveyed the closure, in Ibadan, on Friday.

The statement directed students to vacate the school premises immediately, while law enforcement agents have been enjoined to secure lives and government property on the college.

Olowofela said that the college would remain closed until normalcy returns.