Oyo State government today announced the immediate closure of Community Grammar School, Olodo, in Ibadan, following two days of violent protests by Junior Secondary School students.
A statement by the government today discloses that one person was killed while four cars and three blocks of classrooms were razed during the protest.
The statement signed by the Ag. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Ibironke Fatoki, reads: “Oyo State Government on Monday shut Community Grammar School, Olodo with immediate effect.
“The school was shut over the incident of arson that occurred in the premises on Friday during a mob action by some hoodlums and miscreants after a violent protest by junior secondary school students the day before.
“The government has set up a six-man administrative investigative panel to examine the immediate and remote causes of the incident, adding that the panel is expected to submit its report in seven working days.
“A block of 3 classrooms and four cars were burnt during the protest. One life was also lost during the two days of mayhem.”