Ebedi Frontliners Raises Alarm Over Illegal Polytechnic In Iseyin

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*demands immediate sealing,  petitions Makinde, Education Minister of Education
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The Ebedi Frontliners, a socio-cultural group in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State on Tuesday  raised alarm over the existence of a suspected illegal polytechnic being operated by some individuals in the ancient town 
Ebedi Frontliner raised the alarm in a petition to Governor Seyi Makinde, the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education on the existence of the illegal Polytechnic.
In the petition jointly signed by the President of Ebedi Frontliners, Alhaji Segun Fasasi and the Vice President Mr Bambi Abiodun among other members, the Socio cultural group demanded immediate shut down of the said illegal Polytechnic .
According to Ebedi Frontliners,the said illegal Polytechnic is being allegedly operated by some individuals in the community, adding that there is the need for the arrest and prosecution of the operators.
Ebedi Frontliners in the petition identified the said illegal Polytechnic as “Oke-Ogun College of Management Science and Technology and The College of Education Iseyin (Oke-OgunTech) located at Ajelanwa village, along Iseyin-Oyo road.
The group in the petition claimed that “:the institution is not duly registered”  and was not accredited to admit students for National Diploma certificates or any other academic programmes, adding that their visit to the campus showed that those behind the establishment of the school were clearly out to dupe unsuspecting students and their parents because all claims to verify the authenticity of the institution showed that it was not registered and lack the capacity to offer academic certificates.

” We are not just walking this road, some people have come to Iseyin to  dupe innocent students and their parents with the claim that were running a campus affiliated to the Olabisi Onabanjo University at a point, they even promised the students that they would make it possible for them to be called up by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), some of us called attention to the scam but people did not listen until those behind it ran away, leaving the hapless students confused and disappointed”, it said 

The group added, “We will not allow the same to happen again in Iseyin, that was perpetrated when Iseyin did not have any higher institution of learning, today we have a college of agriculture of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and a private polytechnic that is duly registered, we want more but not in this form.
“We all have access to internet and we have even gone further to make physical enquiries about this Oke-Ogun College of Management Science and Technology, it is not among the latest sixty-four accredited private polytechnics in Nigeria by NBTE, why did they hurriedly begin lectures for these unsuspecting students when they are not duly registered and accredited?
Ebedi Frontliners stressed in the petition stressed, “they even claimed to be an NGO and called their school ‘Scholarship Campus’ and have been going round to ask people of means to give indigent students scholarship to study in their school, is that not a scam? We asked journalists to do investigations into the school and they were told by a lady who claimed to be the acting registrar that they have registration papers which she could not tender.
The group maintained that the condition under which students who the school claimed were on scholarship from Lagos and adjoining towns attended lectures were not fit for human beings as the structures in place were not completed and habitable.
“It is noteworthy to state that Iseyin people are law-abiding unless someone calls us a fool, we have reached out to people that matter in the community as well as the security agencies to take up the task of doing independent verification before we decided to write this letter to our governor, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and the leadership of the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE), to as a matter of urgency, shut down this scam perpetrated by a man people claimed came from Kogi State and the Acting Registrar who is also from the Ijaw area to dupe our people.

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