Osun Students Did Not Attack NYSC Members - Govt
The government of Osun State has dismissed reports that students of Osogbo High School attacked members of the the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
"At no time did students of the school attack any NYSC member," the government said.
A statement by the government said hoodlums and not students attacked schools where some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were serving in 2017.
Concerns have also been raised about the increasing involvement of secondary school students in cultism in the state.
But the Commissioner for Education, Kola Omotunde-Young, in the statement said the state has eliminated cultism in its public schools.
There has been no official complaint or withdrawal of corps members from any school from the NYSC Directorate, he said.
According to Omotunde-Young, the alleged attacked school was old Osogbo High School with a porous and broken down fence.
Omotunde-Young stated that the school was besieged in 2017 by hoodlums who found accommodation in some abandoned buildings around the premises.
The government had at that time reported the presence and activities of the hoodlums to the State Security Service and Police who restored order through arrests, prosecution and surveillance.
The commissioner wondered why an incident that happened almost a year ago, with no officially complaint by NYSC that any corps members was ever endangered, could be a subject of complaint and media syndication in March 2018.
Omotunde-Young said the school had adequate number of full time teachers and N-Power volunteer teachers who have continued to do their work without hindrance or danger.
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The statement read: “Osun has eliminated cult activities and hooliganism from its Elementary, Middle and High schools and have been commended severally for this.
“The government will continue to support NYSC as it is doing in its more than 1000 schools and assures the NYSC and all cadets of the government's commitment to their best interest".