INDICATION has emerged that Ogun State government may have delisted the first University of Education, Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, from the list of its tertiary institutions.
Vanguard gathered that the government removed TASUED from the list of state-owned tertiary institutions as contained in the 2013 diary of the state.
In the diary, the State government listed six state-owned tertiary institutions; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye; Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta; Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu, College of Health Technology, Ilese and Gateway Industrial and Petro-Gas Institute, Oni.
It would be recalled that the state government had last year announced its plan to convert TASUED, Ijagun, to an institute under the Faculty of Education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye which was widely condemned by stakeholders.
The development prompted some stakeholders to drag the State government to court over the plan to scrap the institution.
The court which dismissed the suit over lack of substance, urged the government to ensure the law that established the University was repealed before scrapping it.
The University was established by the immediate-past administration of former Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel, swelling the number of the state-owned tertiary institutions to seven.
The state is still the only state with the largest number of tertiary institutions both public and private. It has 19 tertiary institutions.