The strike embark on by Joint Action Committee (JAC), Oyo state has leaves students of five state owned tertiary institutions out of school from March 1st, 2021. The action of JAC has triggered the students to occupy social media, hence agitating for resumption of their schools.
The online protest which kick starts two days ago is reported to have been an initiative of one of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa (AOPE) students. The SUG President of AOPE, Comrade Ashaolu Victor told Gistsmate correspondent that the online protest is the initiative of one of his students, and he’s glad that students from affected tertiary institutes are adopting it. In his co-compatriot words, OYSCOED, Lanlate SUG President Comr. Ayandotun Idris says students are not happy with the way government is treating the students, and it’s sadden that future glory are allowed to stay out home doing nothing.
The SUG President of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki Hussein Hakeem ‘White’, OYSCATECH Igboora union leader Comr. Salawudeen Hammed, and Salahudeen Sofiyullah, SUG President of EACOED, Oyo also registered their displeasure in JAC action, they disclosed to our correspondent that students has faced a lot in this academic season, ranging from Covid-19, EndSARS protest, Platinum troubles, ASUP strike and many more.” Mr President in his statement also plead with the state government to look into the JAC issue as early as possible.
The institutions affected by the ongoing JAC strike are Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State College Of Agriculture And Science, Igboora, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate, The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, and Emmanuel Alayande College Of Education.
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