Exactly 32 days after students carried out violent protest and destroyed property worth millions, authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti on Thursday 9th Nov.2017, ordered the reopening of the school as well as resumption of students earlier sent away on compulsory vacation.
DAILY POST reports that Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Folashade Adediran announced in a statement in Ado Ekiti that the decision to call for the students’ resumption was reached at an Emergency Meeting of the Academic Board held on Tuesday, 7th November, 2017.
According to her, the Board considered issues relating to the Students’ rampage on Saturday, 7th October, 2017 and took decisions.
Resumption of all Students has been slated for Monday, 20th November 2017, and that all Students including those with outstanding Carry-over Courses are to immediately pay a reparation fee of N20, 000 only.
“In this respect, a payment platform has been created and Students are therefore advised to observe the following procedures: Visit the Polytechnic Website (www.fedpolyado.edu.ng); Click on the Student portal;
“Students will be redirected to https:/ studentportal.fedpolyado.edu.ng/site/loginOn the Student Portal page, Login with their Matric No. as USERNAME all in capital letter (FPA/BF/16/1-0000) and PASSWORD as password in small letters, update their profile and click on PAYMENT”.
She said In addition to the payment, each Student is expected to bring along a sworn affidavit to be of good behaviour throughout the period of studentship and a letter of Indemnity from Parents/Sponsors/Guardians.
The statement warned that payment of School Fee and Reparation fee are conditions for resumption as bonafide students of the institution.
“All Students are to also proceed to the Bursary after payment of reparation fee for authentication while Examination for all Students (except SIWES) commences on Monday, 27th November 2017
“Full Examination Time-Tables are already on display in the respective Schools and Departments) while Resumption cum commencement of Lectures for SIWES Students has been fixed for Monday, 11th December 2017”, the Registrar added.
DAILY POST recalls that students of the institution had on Saturday, 7th Oct, 2017, embarked on violent demonstration to protest death of one of them, Vincent Taiwo Oluwafemi an HND 11 student of Estate Management who was alleged to have passed-on as a result of poor health facility in the Polytechnic, a claim the institution’s authorities dismissed as bundle of lies.
During the riot, the irate students burnt down the polytechnic’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)-accredited Health Centre, alleging that the facility was not well stocked with drugs, a claim also denied by the management.
They also burnt down, as well as destroyed about seven other critical departments, including the school’s poultry and Entrepreneurship Centre among others.
Consequently, the Polytechnic was closed down indefinitely and students were ordered to vacate the campus.