The Osun State College of Education, Ilesa; its School of Health Technology, Ilesa; and its College of Technology, Esa Oke, have been reopened following an order by the State government on Monday, March 25.
It would be recalled that the schools were closed down for a week due to a violent protest that ravaged Ijesha land, in Osun East senatorial district.
According to Daily Post, the protest was a result of a rift between Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC’s) officials and some youths over protracted power outrage in the community.
The government ordered the close-down of the three tertiary institutions when the crisis which got many injured, escalated.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, in a statement to newsmen stated that the decision to reopen the institutions was taken after due consultations with stakeholders in the area and the leadership of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).
In the statement, “the parties agreed that peace should continue to reign and that the students will henceforth behave in line with the Omoluabi ethos which the State of Osun is noted for.
“The restoration of electricity supply in Ijesaland has commenced. It will soon get to all the communities.
“Governor Oyetola advised the students to desist from taking the law into their hands and to exploit legitimate channels to pursue their grievances.
“He warned that the government would not tolerate any resort to violence in expression of any grievance.
“The schools are to reopen immediately to continue with their normal academic activities.”