Fresh crisis looms as Osun College fails to meet statutory obligations.

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Fresh crisis now looms at the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun as the management of the institution fails to meet its statutory obligations.

It was learnt that peculiar allowances of the staff was not paid since the exit of the suspended Provost of the College, Prof Jimoh Atanda Afolabi.

It was gathered that Afolabi who did not borrow from any financial institution to run the college, did not owe any member of staff of the college throughout his tenure, as all categories of workers in the college received their entitlements promptly.

However, the current administration under the leadership of Elder Peter Babalola who is the chairman, governing council of the college was alleged to have mortgaged the college through self-induced loan facility purportedly approved by the Governor of the state, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

It was reliably gathered that the immediate past management of the college had undertaken accreditation of both NCE and degree courses gulping millions of naira without recourse to any loan facility and all the accreditations were successful.

Sources at the college hinted that the staff of the College are lamenting, just as it was alleged that the college is moving towards liquidation.

“The Unions signed a memorandum of understanding on how our peculiar allowances will be settled, up till now nothing has been done,” a source said

“The unfortunate aspect of it is that the present Acting Bursar was the architect of the so called MOU as our union leader then. But why is it now impossible for him to implement the MOU that he fought for us then.”

“There are no drugs in the health centre as a result of the incompetence of the college management. Since Monday, quite numerous number of students have collapsed and rushed to hospitals outside the campus simply because there are no drugs in health centres. The college is dying, and the government needs to urgently bail it out,” the source added.

To this end, it was learnt that the college has been shut down to avoid protest by students who were said to have concluded arrangement to embark on a mass protest courtesy of the Students Union Government (SUG).

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