Osun Expels 5 Students for Violent Conduct

Osun State government on Thursday announced the expulsion of five public schools students fingered as perpetrators of the crises that ravaged two neighbouring schools in Osogbo, the stage capital.

The schools, Osogbo High School, and Government Technical College, both located few meters away from each other, along Osogbo/ Iwo road, in Osogbo, had in February, engaged each other in deadly clashes, forcing the government to shut them.

This was disclosed in a press release signed by Lawrence Oyeniran, permanent secretary, Osun State ministry of education.

According to the statement, the government arrived at the decision after a careful consideration of the cases that involved the two schools.

The statement added that the state government also considered the final year students of schools, who are scheduled to sit for the year 2015, May/June, West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, and year 2015 NABTEB, respectively adding that it took cognisance of the need to enforce discipline among the students and maintain peace in the schools, before arriving at the decision to expel the students.

The statement further stated that, parents of returning students and the students themselves are to sign undertakings as stipulated by the government and should mandatorily attend a meeting with the management of both schools on Monday, March 9, 2015.

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