The management of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has shut down the institution indefinitely over the protest of students which resulted in damages at the school medical center.
The protest started as a result of the death of an HND 1 student of Applied Science identified as Aminu Sheu. It was reported that he fainted after his examinations and was rushed to the school medical center but the staff on duty did not attend to him because they had closed for the day.
The student died before they could get another hospital. Students came out to protest the manner at which the school’s clinic handled the matter which resulted in the death of the student.
In the course of the protest, damages were done to clinic properties and other things around the premises.
In a statement by the Media Relations Officer of the school, Tope Abiola on behalf of the school’s registrar, Barrister B. M. Salawu, the institution urged all students to vacate the school premises with immediate effect.
The statement reads,
“This is to inform the general public that Osun State Polytechnic Iree has been closed down. As a result of this, all students are to vacate the school premises with immediate effect.”
The deceased has been put to rest last night according to Islamic rites.