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Students protest privitisation of Oyo schools

21 June 2016, 06:20

Abuja - The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) is against the privatisation of schools by the Oyo State Government saying such would disadvantage a majority of locals.

Olugbode Damola, NAPS National Public Relations Officer, expressed the organisation’s panic at the plans.

“The fast trending deceleration of the Oyo state government to privatise our public schools left us bewildered,” said Damola.

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“The plan to eradicate free education at level is not only tragic but catastrophic as well, and should be recorded in the black bank of blemish of those who have the effrontery to make such retrogressive pronouncement in Nigeria 21st century.”

Damola contended education must be available to all.

“An arrangement under which some are privileged to education while some are not is inhuman, unjust and in the long run anti social,” said Damola.

“It gives the educated on unfair advantage in economic, political and other social activities over the uneducated fellow citizens, even though the later might have greater inborn talents and latent abilities over the former.”

Damola insisted nothing must be allowed to “plug the wheel” of free education at all levels in a democratic Nigeria.

“We will ensure the anti free education protagonist keep their blaspheme (sic) to themselves if they have nothing to offer to Nigeria and Nigerians.”

- CAJ News


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