Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti Set Ablaze As A Result Of Students' Death
The Health Centre of the institution was set on fire by students of the institution on Saturday, 7th October 2017. From what we have been able to gather, the reason for the arson was the deaths of an HND 2 student of Estate Management and an ND 2 student of the Department of Architecture who both died in the State Hospital, Ifaki Ekiti after they were rejected by the Institution's Health centre because of their in ability to provide their Health centre cards.
The students' were preparing to write their Second Semester examinations which was scheduled to start on Monday, 9th of October, 2017 but was shifted to 16th of October, 2017, and were furious about the incident due to levity with which the Doctors and Nurses handled the issue.
They claimed that the students' who lost their lives were not given first aid treatment and the only thing the Health Centre did was give paracetamol to any kind of sickness. The HND 2 student who was said to be a Marshal Boss in the institution died as a result of ulcer.
It was also gathered that the issue of constant death had become a recurring issue for months as a result of negligence on the part of the Health Centre workers.
The school security officials that tried to calm the students were beaten to stupor by the students.
Students of the institution who are chanting "we no go gree" marched to the security unit to deal with them and to the school farm to pack and destroy fishes, chickens, eggs and other farm products.
Students' residing in the hostel have been told to leave the school premises with immediate effect as the Rector of the institution, Mrs. T. T Akande, through the school registrar has ordered the closure of the institution till further notice. Currently, Policemen have surrounded the whole institution.