Ede Polytechnic: Police Disrupts Students’ Planned Protest Against Fee Hike

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have disrupted the planned protest of the students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State.

This went down on Wednesday, 18th of May, 2022, in response to a planned demonstration by the Institution’s Students against a recent fee hike.

According to The Punch, on 6th of May, this year, the Institution’s Rector, Dr. John Adekolawole, acknowledged an increase in fees to newsmen over the phone.

Also from another development, Former Student of the Institution, Adejayan Gbenga disclosed that, the School’s Administration threatened him with arrest for criticizing the tuition increase.

In response to that, the Security Personnels attacked the college with their vans as a group of students under the auspices of ‘FPE Students Defender’ in collaboration with ‘Concerned Nigerian Students’ planned a demonstration at the institution’s entrance on Wednesday.

Sources also said that, some of the students had allegedly been arrested.

Efforts to reach the Osun State Public Relations Officer, SP Opalola Olawoyin, for comments, proved abortive as she had not responded to calls.


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