Students storm Osun Assembly, Protest Closure of Ire Poly By Gov Adeleke

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Some Students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree , today stormed the premises of the state House of Assembly demanding re-opening of their institution which was closed down few weeks ago.

The Students carried placards with various 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.

The Student Union President of Osun State Polytechnic,Iree , Comrade Azeez Adebayo and the Students’ Union Public Relations Officer (PRO) Comrade Daramola Stephen appealed to the Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke to urgently resolve the issue bothering on leadership of the institution, saying the Students were at the receiving end of the crisis.

The Students’ representatives who explained that the school was closed abruptly while Examination was in progress noted that the closure would elongate the current academic session.

Addressing the protesters, The Speaker, Prince Adewale Egbedun who promised to intervene in the crises rocking the institution said he would meet with the Governor on the matter today.

Prince Egbedun re- affirmed that members of the 8th Assembly understand their plight and assured that the Issue would be resolved in no distance time .

He urged the Students to embrace dialogue with government to provide solution.

Recalled that, members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP branch of the institution had stormed the entrance of the school on 25th July , demanding reversal of the suspension of the embattled rector, Dr Tajudeen Odetayo by governor Adeleke and replaced him with Mr. Kehinde Alabi whom the unions the claimed was not qualified for the position.

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