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JUST IN: 48 Hours After Students’ Protest, Council ‘Sacks’ Ibarapa Poly Rector, Others


The Governing Council of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo state has announced the suspension of the institution Rector, Mr Iyiola Eyitayo and his management team.

OYO INSIGHT learnt he has been asked to proceed on his ‘accumulated leave’ with immediate effect.

This is just as it has appointed Mr Peter Adejumo as the acting Rector, Mr Rauf Bello and Mr Deolu Obagunle as the acting Bursar and acting Registrar respectively.

The council disclosed this in a statement signed by its chairman, Mr Samuel Ogundariji which was made available to journalists in Ibadan.

Some of the ex-students of the citadel of learning, who graduated in 2016 and yet to be given their certificates and mobilised for their compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) trooped out on Thursday in a protest to show their grievances, which led to the closure of the school by the protesting ex students.

MegaIcon quoted the statement which was addressed to the Rector further reads, “there is no doubt that you are aware of the crises circulating on the issue of non accreditation of some courses being levelled against the school, the management of which you are a principal knows that some students who have graduated for some years but they could not be mobilised for the mandatory NYSC since their graduation.

“You are also aware of other pertaining issues that actually requires processing by the governing council.

“In view of the forgoing and pursuant to the directive of the governing council of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa after some consultation with the members and in consideration of the law and regulation enabling the governing council, you are hereby required to proceed on your accumulated leave with immediate effect pending the time the issue on ground will be resolved.

“You are directed to hand over to the Deputy Rector senior to you and you are to stop further withdrawal of funds unnecessary from all the school accounts by the current signatories”, the statement concluded.

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