Following violent protest by students, the Governing Council of Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, has shut down the institution over the ongoing crisis rocking the college.
The decision to shut down the school was part of the resolution of the Council’s emergency meeting held on Tuesday.
Recall that the students of the institution while protesting against arbitrary charges and attack by dangerous animals had called for the sack of the Provost and the Dean of Students Affairs.
The council also directed all students to vacate the campus with immediate effect, thereby suspending all academic activities.
It also suspended the the Provost and Dean, Students Affairs of the institution.
The statement issued by the Governing Council read: “The Governing Council of the College of Education, Lanlate met today, Tuesday 10 November, 2020 and reached the following critical decisions on charting a way towards resolving the recent student violent demonstration in the College.
“The Governing Council at its emergency meeting resolved as follows:
“The Governing Council recognises the need to attend to students and staff needs and would leave no stone unturned to attend to them.
“Council appreciates the concerns of the students and as promised would attend to their complaints.
“Against the background of the issues and complaints registered by the students, the staff and the community, two investigative panels to look into the complaints have been put in place and all staff and students are to cooperate with the panels
“Council has appointed Mr Falade as the Acting Provost and Mr Ogundele as the Director of Students Affairs with immediate effect.
“To allow the panels to work and to allow for resolution of some of the problems, the college will be shut down with effect from Wednesday, 11th November 2020.
“Council desires to see the College experience a new lease as it works with the Unions to solve our problems.”