PEOPLE’S Democratic Party, PDP standard bearer in the October 20 governorship polls in Ondo State, has berated the Ondo State Government for the collapse in the education sector of the state.
The Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation, in a statement by Mr. Kunle Adebayo, special adviser on media and publicity, described as unpardonable the situation where all the tertiary institutions in the state have been shut down due to government insensitivity and high handedness.
It also carpeted the government over the refusal to pay secondary schools teachers the 27.5 per cent professional allowance it promised them two years ago.
‘’It is sad that a government which calls itself a caring heart has unleashed draconian regime and outright terrorism on the workers of the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University and the Rufus Giwa polytechnic. Today, over 3,000 staff of the institutions are on strike while over 8,000 students of the two institutions are left wandering about.
In the university, 31 months arrears of staff emoluments are unpaid, promotion stifled while witch hunt and harassment of innocent staff have degraded the excellence and freedom for which the ivory tower is known for, it alleged.”