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Oyo won’t return schools to owners, says govt

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Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Abdulrahman Abdulraheem has denied insinuations that the government was planning to return some schools to their owners.

The commissioner, who clarified the government’s position in a statement at the weekend, said it at no time indicated its readiness to return schools to their owners.

He said the only recent event where Governor Seyi Makinde spoke about ownership of schools was at Loyola College during the inauguration of a hall named after Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, where he advised members of the old students association to direct their request to the Ministry of Education.

Abduraheem said the government had drawn up a Memorandum of Understanding to guide the planned takeover of Government College, Ibadan (GCI), by the incorporated trustees of the GCI comprising old students association and government nominees, adding that the new regime of control at the college was meant to serve as a litmus test for template on the matter.

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