Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has requested for a letter of apology from schools whose pupils took part in a protest against government’s proposed education initiative before re-opening the schools.
Alhaji Abiodun Jimoh, the Chairman, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria(NAPTAN), Oyo State Chapter, said this in Ibadan on Thursday after a meeting with the governor.
It could be recalled that pupils in the state on June 6 went on rampage in protest against the state government’s proposed public/private participatory management of schools.
The pupils had protested following allegations that the state government had sold their schools.
NAN, however, reports that government had several times dismissed the allegations, saying the initiative was participatory and aimed at boosting the education sector.
Jimoh told newsmen that the association had visited the governor to appeal to him to re-open the schools which were shut down by the state government over the incident.
The NAPTAN chairman said that the governor had expressed displeasure over the involvement of pupils in the protest.
He said that Ajimobi had demanded that he would re-open the schools only if the affected institutions submitted letters of apology to government over the unruly behaviour of their pupils.