Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday abandoned barricaded all entrances to the institution over 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 Polytechnic.
Speaking to newsmen, the president of the Students’ Union of the Polytechnic, Adekunle Ajibade, said, “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 calm and assured that the cause of the crises would be addressed.
Also, 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 hostel immediately.