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Oyo Poly Students, police clash over school rules

The protest was due the dismissal of students of Higher National Diploma (HND) Business Administration

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The students of the Eruwa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo state had a face-off with police at the headquarters of Ibarapa East Local Government following the students' against the management of the school, on Tuesday.

A campus source revealed to TheNation that the protest was due the dismissal of students of Higher National Diploma (HND) Business Administration and hike in fees charged for late registration by the management.

To bring the protest under control, the school management called in members of the state police force in the town to restore peace.

The source also said, "the affected HND one students of Business Administration were told to go home after being admitted, paid their school fees and had even been receiving lectures. The school now said they cannot admit them again, telling them to go home and come back next session.”

The source hinted that the school management hinged their excuse on the fact that the affected  students studied Public Administration for their National Diploma (ND) courses.

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It added that the students insisted that the management gave them go ahead to apply for Business Administration for their HND programme which they complied.

On this premise, according to our source, the students were admitted but were surprised when the management made a U-turn and sent them packing through a notice on the board.

The second reason for their protest centred on payment of late registration fees for both the Daily Part Time (DPP) and full time students.

It was gathered that the students were appealing to the management on the basis that most of their parents who work as civil servants under the state government are being owed several months of salary.

The clash between the policemen and students led to a student being shot and three others were hospitalized.

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