(PHOTOS) Angry Students Protest In Ilorin Again
All is not well at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin where the students are protesting the distortion of their second semester examination.
The staff of the institution boycotted the second semester exam due to outstanding salaries (4 and a half months) owed by the state government.
Some of students, who carried placards with various inscriptions walked through the Ilorin metropolis and Bounce News learnt that a handful were arrested by the police.
Meanwhile, the police public relations officer Ajayi Okansanmi said : "When the protest became violent and the protesting students started destroying innocent persons vehicles, the police was left with no choice than to disperse the protesters while five hoodlums were arrested, they will be prosecuted after investigation."
The Student Union Speaker, Comrade Ajamiu Mathew who spoke on behalf of the students said he was ready to negotiate with state authorities and the school's management team.
"Let me just be sincere with you I'm a final year student, I was delayed in my year one, year two even I can tell you vividly when I resumed in' year three as newly elected executive, we lead a protest like this because our lecturers refuse to make things available for us, this is going to affect our younger ones if we refuse to help them before leaving the seat. Then state government has not been helping.
The Kwara State Chairman of Members of the Academic Staff Union of the College of Education (COEASU) Comrade Olaseinde Balikis Ajoke said the exam would be boycotted until the state government responds to their needs.
"We are owed four and half month, we are not going on strike we are boycotting the exam we are coming tomorrow but we are not going to conduct the exam, we are boycotting the exam totally... until the state government respond to our needs,” she said
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