The students of the Eruwa Polytechnic , Eruwa,
Oyo state had a face-off with police at the
headquarters of Ibarapa East Local Government
following the students’ against the management
of the school, on Tuesday.
A campus source revealed to TheNation that the
protest was due the dismissal of students of
Higher National Diploma (HND) Business
Administration and hike in fees charged for late
registration by the management.
To bring the protest under control, the school
management called in members of the state
police force in the town to restore peace.
The source also said, “the affected HND one
students of Business Administration were told to
go home after being admitted, paid their school
fees and had even been receiving lectures. The
school now said they cannot admit them again,
telling them to go home and come back next
The source hinted that the school management
hinged their excuse on the fact that the affected
students studied Public Administration for their
National Diploma (ND) courses.
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It added that the students insisted that the
management gave them go ahead to apply for
Business Administration for their HND
programme which they complied.
On this premise, according to our source, the
students were admitted but were surprised when
the management made a U-turn and sent them
packing through a notice on the board.
The second reason for their protest centred on
payment of late registration fees for both the
Daily Part Time (DPP) and full time students.
It was gathered that the students were appealing
to the management on the basis that most of
their parents who work as civil servants under
the state government are being owed several
months of salary.
The clash between the policemen and students
led to a student being shot and three others
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