The students of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) protested yesterday over what they described as poor learning facility in the institution, asking the Federal Government to come to their aid.
The students of the institution blocked the gates of the school from 5am and mounted roadblocks to prevent anyone from entering the school, demanding for the attention of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Shoremekun.
Meanwhile, the VC, who alleged that findings from his management, has shown that most of the students have refused to pay their school fees. He said the students have been barred from being part of the forthcoming examinations and they might be the ones behind the protest.
Shoremekun said that while serious effort have been made to improve the school facility, protocols which have to be followed as demanded by the Ministry of Education has slowed down the process of getting some facility, especially the abandoned main library in proper shape.
He assured that the library will be in place in May and hinted that the management is engaging the students’ representative in dialogue to end the crisis.
The VC, however, warned that the students who failed to pay their school fees will not be allowed to take part in the coming exams.
“I have already had extensive consultations with those in Ikole campus last week and I had promised that out of our paucity resources, we will attend to their complaints which are building classrooms, providing street light, boreholes and we are already doing some of them as I speak to you,” the VC stated.