School Students Attack Osun State Radio Station To Protest Gov’s Refusal To Pay For WASCCE

Date: 06-02-2016 8:45 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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There was pandemonium in Osun state on Thursday after some secondary school pupils in Osun State staged a violent protest against the decision of the state government to stop the payment of the West African Senior School Certification Examinations fees.

Hundreds of students trooped out in Ile-Ife to protest the new policy and some of them reportedly attacked some motorists while some of them vandalised property belonging to Orisun FM, a radio station owned by the state government.

Due to the financial crisis facing the state, the state government decided to scale down the number of pupils whose fees would be paid this year. This was said to have made the government announce that it would not pay the WASSCE fees of any pupil who failed to have four credits in the mock-examinations.

The pupils were said to have vented their anger on the radio station and vandalised some cars parked on the premises before they left.

However, The Government of Osun on Friday described as shameful Thursday’s violent conducts of some students of High Schools in Ife, Iwo and Ikire over their failure to qualify for state government’s sponsorship of the registration for the West African Examination Council WAEC fees.

The government said it was unthinkable that students who failed examinations and should be remorseful, face the challenges of correcting their academic poor performances could go out and vandalise government property in the name of protests.

In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, government said the refusal of government to register them for West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) was because of their performance saying it would be irresponsible to continue to fund examination registrations of students who didn’t demonstrate readiness to pass.

“The Government of Osun, in the unmistakeable resolve and determination to bring the best out of the students, has said it ‎will henceforth register only final year students for external examination after the conduct of the in-house mock examination.

“Students who fail to demonstrate their potential success at the final examination by scoring credits in at least four subjects will not be paid for by the government. Any parent who wants to gamble can register their children.”

‎The statement added that it is a verifiable fact that Osun under Aregbesola has turned around the education sector with the provision of a conducive environment, building of the state- of-the- art schools and the investment in training and retraining of teacher‎s.

The statement noted that against this backdrop, government expected ‎significant improvement in the average performance of its registered students in both WASCE and National Examination Council (NECO).

The statement said, “It is this decision of government that some disgruntled few among the students ‎went to the streets to protest against in Ile-Ife and Iwo.

“Whereas government decision was first and foremost informed on ‎the need to seek better performance of the students. Besides, the economic realities no longer permits wastage of resources.

“Thus government wanted only those who will excel after its investment on them and not those who will fritter away the meagre resources‎ by performing abysmally in the examination.”

‎The statement noted that when the Aregbesola administration took over in November 2010, the performance of students in May/June WASCE result for that year was 15.68%.

It added that the average performance for the three years (2011-2013) of Aregbesola administration was 21.32%, representing an improvement of 36% compared with the result of 2010.

Government stressed that, compared with the average performance (13.26%) of the three years that preceded Aregbesola, the percentage improvement in performance of the Aregbesola years is a whopping 61%.

‎The statement described this as a significant achievement considering the challenges the state had to contend with, especially with regard to low morale among teachers, students’ indiscipline and parents that were largely lacking in discharging their parental responsibilities.

Government warned that it will no longer condone any act of indiscipline and irresponsibility on the part of the young ones, warning that full weight of the law will be applied if such lawless repeats itself.











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Posted: at 6-02-2016 08:45 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- rashjr at 6-02-2016 09:11 AM (5 years ago)
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Good!. . . . . . . . . But u guys should not protest aggresively
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:11 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mykfem at 6-02-2016 09:14 AM (5 years ago)
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they should fish out the students and jail them, is four subject too much for them to pass? doing rubbish....
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:14 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- mykfem at 6-02-2016 09:14 AM (5 years ago)
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they should fish out the students and jail them, is four subject too much for them to pass? doing rubbish....
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:14 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- dareper at 6-02-2016 09:28 AM (5 years ago)
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 They are displaying act of hooliganism at this tender age, too bad
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:28 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Deltaboy1 at 6-02-2016 09:29 AM (5 years ago)
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And as of last year, osun state precisely score low grade in waec from the west
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:29 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ujmaria at 6-02-2016 09:33 AM (5 years ago)
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That should have been a peaceful protest not a violent one, destroying things doesn't make them a nice person instead they are not different from  hoodlums
Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:33 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ennyolalekan at 6-02-2016 09:51 AM (5 years ago)
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that's how dey started secondary school students protest in dat manner.

 am not surprised sha

Nigeria haa! we can never improve.

Posted: at 6-02-2016 09:51 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Donchijoz at 6-02-2016 10:21 AM (5 years ago)
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Naija education now. God please come for our rescue.
Posted: at 6-02-2016 10:21 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- akinmanchy at 6-02-2016 10:35 AM (5 years ago)
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Educational system in Nigeria is wack, a lot of things needs to be put in place

Posted: at 6-02-2016 10:35 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- lilchuks28 at 6-02-2016 10:51 AM (5 years ago)
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Yoruba touts. Even a peaceful protest won't change the governments decision. if you can't pass 4 subject in a mock exam, then what ar u going to do in the WAEC Examination. you expect the govt to waist fund on examination they know you won't pass?
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- Trueyarn at 6-02-2016 10:57 AM (5 years ago)
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Wayward pikin wey no go know book or wey go be cultist in the near future,nah from this kind nonsense you go know am,common 4 credits them no fit get,come take to the street dey destroy people properties,nah the government wan come write the exams for una?Police abeg,any one of them wey hand touch,make una put tear gas for him eyes and yansh..Useless Olodo children...
Posted: at 6-02-2016 10:57 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 6-02-2016 11:07 AM (5 years ago)
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I dey in support of this thugs!! why this is only benefit they could get from NIGERIA nation!!  and now those monkey are denying them why
Posted: at 6-02-2016 11:07 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- favuman at 6-02-2016 11:26 AM (5 years ago)
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destroying things doesn't make them a nice person instead they are not different from  hoodlums or  the government wan come write the exams for una.
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- kp45 at 6-02-2016 12:21 PM (5 years ago)
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Everybody show your handwork ooo...... Plenty plenty dey for naija. Please Jail those future thugs.
Posted: at 6-02-2016 12:21 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- nwaafoigbo at 6-02-2016 12:40 PM (5 years ago)
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nice one
Posted: at 6-02-2016 12:40 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Eazyatumeyi at 6-02-2016 12:56 PM (5 years ago)
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no na its not proper at all.
Posted: at 6-02-2016 12:56 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- concentrate at 6-02-2016 01:25 PM (5 years ago)
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good move. but nex time make it peaceful.
Posted: at 6-02-2016 01:25 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- emma4love3 at 6-02-2016 02:38 PM (5 years ago)
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secondary schl did all this....them sure so...
this is wrong na ....abi all of them smoke
weed....bf the protest......
Posted: at 6-02-2016 02:38 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- okuboye at 6-02-2016 04:44 PM (5 years ago)
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Four credit u can not get.  Shameless idiot
Posted: at 6-02-2016 04:44 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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