The management of Osun State Polytechnic (OSPOLY), Iree, has closed down the institution indefinitely over the protest of students which led to the destruction of some property at the school’s medical centre. Reports say that the protest was ignited by the death of a student.
An HND 1 student of Applied Science identified as Aminu Sheu fainted yesterday afternoon soon after he finished his examination. He was reportedly rushed to the school medical centre at about 3:40 pm but the staff on duty allegedly told those who brought him to the clinic that the clinic had closed for the day. Before they could locate the nearest hospital, the student died.
The death of the student brought out the students on Saturday morning to protest the manner at which the school’s clinic handled the matter. In the course of the protest, it was alleged that the clinic property was destroyed, some documents and vehicles parked at the clinic premises were set ablaze.
In a statement by the Media Relations Officer of the school, Tope Abiola on behalf of the school’s registrar, Barrister B. M. Salawu, the institution urged all students to vacate the school premises with immediate effect.