Students To Pay 20k For Damages As Ado Poly Resumes
Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti authorities on Thursday announced the resumption of academic activities and asked the students earlier sent on compulsory vacation to resume on November 20.
The announcement came exactly 32 days after students engaged in a violent protest that led to the destruction of property worth millions of naira.
The Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Folashade Adediran announced in a statement in Ado Ekiti that the decision was reached at an Emergency Meeting of the Academic Board held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 .
The Board, according to Adediran considered issues relating to the students’ rampage of Saturday, October 7, 2017 and took some important decisions.
Each returning student is mandated to pay the sum of 20,000 naira or the damages caused, and a payment platform has been created for that.
“In addition to the payment, students are also expected to bring along a sworn affidavit to be of good behaviour throughout the period of studentship and a letter of Indemnity from the Parents/Sponsors/Guardians,” she stated.
Students of the institution embarked on a violent demonstration to protest the death of Vincent Taiwo Oluwafemi an HND 2 student of Estate Management.
He was alleged to have passed on as a result of poor health facility in the school, a claim which the institution’s authorities denounced.
During the riot, the irate students burnt down the polytechnic’s clinic and vandalized about seven other critical departments, including the school’s poultry and the Entrepreneurship Centre.