In response to the students’ protest, the management of The Polytechnic in Ibadan, Oyo State, has suspended the institution’s Students’ Union and postponed the first semester exam, which was scheduled to begin today, Monday, January 9, 2023.
The students protested the increase in the hostel refusal fee earlier on Monday.
The Students’ Union had been suspended indefinitely and the examination had been postponed until further notice, according to a statement from the school that was signed by Mrs. Modupe Fawale, the Registrar.
The Management claimed that the students’ union body had not made a formal complaint to the Management regarding the examination that was scheduled to begin today, describing the protest as politically motivated and lacking in motivation.
The management also said that the students’ union broke the rule of good behavior by locking all the doors that lead to the school. This put their coworkers, staff, host communities, the neighboring university in Ibadan, and the general public in general, especially those who do business with The Polytechnic Ibadan, in unnecessary pain.