Ede Federal poly students shut down institution

Students of Federal Polytechnic Ede shut down institution
Tochi Juliet

Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State shut down all entrances to the institution in protest of the ‘sit down’ strike embarked upon by the academic staff Union.

The protesting students alleged that since the school opened for the first semester of 2019/2020 academic session, their lecturers had not been attending classes and blamed the development on the crises between the management and members of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic.

Some of the protesters, who were armed with placards with inscriptions calling for the sack of the Rector, were cooking food, while others were playing table tennis.

Speaking to journalists, the president of the Students’ Union of the Polytechnic, Adekunle Ajibade, said the students approached the management when they observed that their lecturers were not attending classes, but no concrete action was taken.

“We resumed on October 14, 2020. Despite that we have paid our school fees, we have been sent out of class. Lecturers have not been coming to our classes. We are tired, and we are here to say enough is enough.”

The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Sola Lawal, when contacted, called for calmness and assured that the cause of the crises would be addressed.

Meanwhile, the management of the polytechnic in a memo signed by the Registrar, Alhaji T.I Agboola, had directed students to vacate the school premises and hostels immediately.

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