The Federal Ministry of Education has put paid to lingering controversy as to the official location of the new Federal College of Education slated for Osun State.
Iwo in Iwo Local Government area of the state remains the approved location for the institution, the federal ministry said.
The Director (Press & PR), Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement titled, “Location of newly-approved Federal Colleges of Education”, said the federal government is aware of the dispute going-on in Osun State over the location of the college of education, stressing that state governors of the six newly-approved Colleges of Education are aware of their locations.
Protesters had gone out in Ila-Orangun following revelations according to a leaked-letter that the new institution had been ceded to iwo. An apparently-forged letter giving the school to Ila was posted on social media to create confusion.
Goong said: “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Education has been drawn to the mutilation of official correspondence between the Federal Ministry of Education and the government of Osun State over the location of the newly-approved federal college of education in the state, which has been widely circulated in the social and “conventional media.
“The Federal Ministry of Education therefore wishes to clarify the location of the College as follows, Bauchi, Jama’are in Jama’Are Local Government; Benue, Odugbo in Apa Local Government; Ebonyi, Isu in Onicha Local Government; Edo, Ekiadolor in Ovia North East Local Government; Osun, Iwo In Iwo Local Government and Sokoto, Gudan Madi in Tangaza Local Government.”
He explained that “letters to this effect have already gone to the relevant governors, while a technical team from the Federal Ministry of Education (EME) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will be visiting the benefiting states to inspect and assess the sites in the coming weeks, all in preparation for the take-off of the Colleges in October 2020.”
Below is the bromide of the statement: