The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, to rehabilitate roads across government-owned tertiary institutions in the state.
The Coordinator of NANS in the South-West, Mr. Kowe Abiodun, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, on Monday.
Noting that education remained the bedrock of any developed country, Abiodun said it was important for the Osun State Government to make the academic environment in tertiary institutions conducive to learning by providing them with basic infrastructure.
“We visited some government-owned tertiary institutions of learning in Osun and we saw the infrastructural decay in those schools, especially roads,” he said.
“We appeal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola to urgently rehabilitate the roads in those institutions, especially that of the Osun State College of Technology in Esa Oke,” he added.
“This is the best time to fix the roads. Unless this is done quickly, they will constitute a big threat to learning in the state,’’ he noted.
He added that he was planning to bring the student unions of tertiary institutions in the six South-West states closer to their governors.
He said that such a meeting would always afford the student unions and their governors the opportunity to address matters affecting state-owned institutions, as well as foster peaceful coexistence among the students of the institutions.