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The management of Polytechnic, Iree, has warned all categories of students in the to remain at home following the closure of the campus on Saturday.

DAILY POST reports that some students on Saturday morning embarked on violent protest and destroyed property worth millions of naira belonging to the school’s clinic in reaction to the death of a Higher National Diploma student in the department of Applied Chemistry, Aminu Sheu , who reportedly slumped and died on Friday after writing his second semester .

The students had accused medical personnel at the clinic of negligence of duty, arguing that some of the essential medical staff working at the clinic had left before the student was rushed down around 4:30pm.

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Following the ensuing melee, therefore, the management hurriedly closed down the school to avert further breakdown of law and order.

In a release signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr B.M Salawu, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Osogbo, the state capital, the school authority called on parents to warn their wards against coming near the premises of the institution, threatening that any student caught around the area would be held responsible for the arson.

“Management of Osun State Polytechnic Iree has reiterated that all categories of students in the Institution; Full Time, Daily Part-Time and HND II students of the Institution are expected to vacate the school premises, no students or a class of students are exempted from the closing of the institution.

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“All the students should go to their respective parents’ . The general public, especially parents and students of the institution are hereby informed that anybody caught in the school premises would be apprehended as a culprit in the destructive incidence that occurred in the Institution on Saturday 1st June, .

“The management maintained that the Polytechnic has been closed down indefinitely. As a of this, all students are to vacate the campus,” the statement read.

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Source: Daily Post

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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FG and ASUU disagree on payment platform for N30bn allowances

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The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have again disagreed on the payment platform which will be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30 billion earned allowance of university lecturers.

 

While the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30 billion Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform at the meeting which ended in a deadlock on Wednesday October 22, ASUU delegation led by its National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi reportedly insisted that lecturers would not enrol on the government salary platform.

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It is expected that both parties will reconvene on Monday October 26, to decide on the platform for the disbursement of the funds pledged by the FG.

 

Recall that the federal government had agreed to pay N40 billion, being the pending Earned Academic Allowance of the university teachers overdue since November . N30 billion would be paid on or before November 6, while the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022.

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#EndSARS: Again, NECO reschedules exam

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Again , the National Examinations Council has announced the rescheduling of the papers meant for Thursday , Friday and Saturday , attributing it to circumstances beyond its control .
This would be the second time NECO would be rescheduling the this week , the first being on Sunday .
The organisation said the affected papers would now be scheduled for November 17 , 18 and 2020 , while the timetable for the papers would be made available subsequently.
NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division , Azeez Sani , made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday evening
He said, “ This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that NECO has been constrained by circumstances beyond its control , to reschedule the papers meant for Thursday 22 October 2020 , Friday 23 October 2020 and Saturday 24 October 2020 .
“ The affected papers are now scheduled for November 17 , 18 and 19 2020 . The examination time table for these papers will be made available subsequently.These changes were due to the security challenges , which led to the imposition of curfew and closure of schools by some state governments, in order to safeguard lives and properties. In the circumstances, it has become difficult for the council to move examination materials across the country .
“ The council prays that the examinations will continue on Tuesday 27 October 2020 , all things being equal, with the papers as originally scheduled in the examination time table . Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted .”

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