Ekiti Polytechnic Shut After Violent Protests
The Registrar of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Mrs. Sade Adediran, on Sunday, announced the immediate and indefinite closure of the school after violent protest by students over the death of two undergraduates.
trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday, when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria.
They were said to have been rushed to the Polytechnic Health Centre for treatment, but their condition later became worse. They died in the early hours of Saturday.
One of the students, who asked not to be mentioned, condemned the attitude of the polytechnic authorities over their welfare and well-being.
He alleged that the only drug available at the health centre was paracetamol.
According to him, paracetamol was also given the two students who were taken to the centre, instead of being given effective malaria drugs or injection.