Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede Osun State on Tuesday staged a protest against both the management and academic staff of the institution over the refusal of the lecturers to enter classes since their resumption following COVID-19 pandemic.
The aggrieved Students, shut the gates of the institution. Members of the staff and Management who had entered the campus with their vehicles had to trek home.
According to statement signed by the President of the Students Union Government, Kazeem Ajibade, the protest will continue untill management and staff resolve their differences.
“If we stay at home, the needful will never be done and our demands will not be met.
“It’s important to reiterate that the school gates will not be reopened and the vehicles of the management and lecturers will not locomote until the needful is done. We will not relent until we go back to class.
“The world needs to know how barbaric, wicked, inhumane, heartless and abominable the students are being treated by the management and the lecturers therefore, the media shall be invited to the campus tomorrow.”
“We have paid our dues, we should not be left roaming about without receiving lectures. Many students risked their lives traveling down to school, many of us have abandon our business and social activities to resume back to school.
“So far our management and lecturers are not ready to cooperate. We will never kowtow in their powwow.”