PEACEFUL PACESETTERS LEADING LIGHT (PPLL)
TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION OMU IJEBU, OGUN STATE.
….WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW
WE CONSIDER THE RAPTURIC CHANGE OF NAME AS MISPLACEMENT OF PRIORITY AND A GUISE TO ENLONGATE THE COLLEGE’S UNSLOT.
WE ALSO CONSIDER THE CHANGE OF NAME AS HYPOCRITICAL AND BEEN INSINCERE.
Sequel to the communique of the sitting held at the Ogun State Hose of Assembly on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 with concerned issues pertinent to lecturers of Tai Solarin College of Education and her provost which has raised much dust in the air for months not fewer than 5 months.
It is saddening to see and note that a positive and prosperous concession has not been reached yet, despite prestigious intervention piling from community heads to the State House of Assembly.
It is however worse to see that there’s a paradigm shift in discourse as it is less efficient or rather of no significance to the matter on board.
We therefore consder such christianing as misplacement of priorities and a guise to enlongate this issues as students now wonder the streets for joblessness.
We must also re-evoke that the futile deliberation on this menace has led to the depopulation of the college and further delay may lead to its collapse.
It is far better for our legislators to pass laws to enable the creation of new faculties, improve existing courses, add new quality accreditation courses with the prerequisite facilities, better renumeration for staff and lecturers, and improved learning environment for the students.
We therefore seize this medium to call out on all the personalities concerned to immediately revoke such bill as it has not been made law yet and take the bull by the horn on the unrest confronting the college and focus on bringing real improvement to the institution.
We also consider such decision as hypocritical. Looking at institutions in other clime: Oxford, Yale, MIT, Cambridge and all renowned educational institutions the world over retain their names and prestige for centuries.
Firstly, naming existing institutions after our late Heroes is a silly, wasteful and unnecessary exercise.
To then rename it, yet again, in our view is hypocritical and an height of insincerity. It is indeed wise to dedicate and name specific new buildings, structures, parks et cetera in honour of our heroes than to desecrate existing ones.
Name changing for political relevance is a lazy and inefficient waste of valuable state resources.
We refuse to celebrate this height of mediocrity and would not further condone or buy any scoreline against the interest of the students and the affected.