Some Students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, stormed the premises of the Osun State House of Assembly on Thursday, demanding the re-opening of their institution, which was shut a few weeks ago.
The Students carried various placards with different inscriptions, including ; ” Operation open our school, hear our voice”, “Free our School”, ” An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best, Ospolite wants to resume”, “Decide today, not tomorrow “, ” Free Ospoly we want to resume, , Let Ospoly Resume, free Ospoly” amongst others.
In his Speech, The Student Union President of Osun State Polytechnic,Iree , Comrade Azeez Adebayo and the Student Union Public Relations Officer, Comrade Daramola Stephen appealed to the Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke to urgently resolve the issues surrounding the school’s Rector position, saying the Students were at the receiving end of the crisis.
The Students’ representatives, who explained that the school was closed abruptly while the examination was in progress, noted that the closure would elongate their graduation.
Addressing the protesters, The Speaker of the Parliament, Prince Adewale Egbedun who promised to intervene in the crises rocking the institution, said he would meet with the Governor the same evening.
Prince Egbedun reaffirmed that the legislators of the 8th Assembly understand their plight and assured that the Issue would be resolved in no time .
He urged the Students to embrace dialogue with the government to provide a solution.
Recall that, members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, the ASUP branch of the institution, stormed the entrance of the school on July 25th, demanding reversal of the suspension of the Rector of the institution, Doctor Tajudeen Odetayo by Governor Adeleke who was replaced with Mr. Kehinde Alabi, someone the ASUP of the Polytechnic, Iree,Iree claimed was unqualified for the post.