Ado Ekiti Polytechnic Reportedly Imposes N20,000 Reparation Fee On Students After Damaging Riot
The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado -Ekiti has imposed a reparation fee of N20, 000 on each student for the violence on the property destroyed, looted and stolen during the October 7 riot that rocked the institution, Punch Metro reports.
Besides paying the reparation fee, the returning students are also to swear to an affidavit to be of good behavior throughout their period of studentship and a letter of indemnity from parents and sponsors.
These are part of the decisions reached at the emergency meeting of the Academic Board held on Tuesday which also ordered that all students should resume on Monday, 20th November.
In a statement signed by the Registrar, Mrs. Sade Adediran, authorities stressed that payment of school fees and the N20, 000 reparation fee are conditions for resumption. Students are expected to commence their on 27th November except for those on SIWES.
It will be recalled that students of the polytechnic went on rampage on October 7 in protest against the death of a Vincent Taiwo Oluwafemi, an HND 2 student of Estate Management which whom they had discharged from Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti,
against medical advice.
They brought Oluwafemi to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)-accredited Polytechnic Health Centre which they alleged was ill-equipped to save the life of their colleague, an allegation debunked by the authorities.
The students set the Health Centre ablaze, destroyed some vehicles, the security post, Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICT) where they stole over 40 laptops, bakery and fishery were also looted.
They looted the school poultry where they stole chickens and eggs, hundreds of tubers of yams were also stolen from the demonstration farm while the Entrepreneurship Centre and departmental buildings were also vandalized.
The magnitude of the violence prompted the management to close down the polytechnic indefinitely and students ordered to vacate the campus.
Mrs. Adediran added: “Resumption of all Students has been slated for Monday, 20th November, 2017, and that all Students including those with outstanding Carry-over Courses are to immediately pay a reparation fee of N20,000 only.
“In this respect, a payment platform has been created and Students are therefore advised to observe the following procedures: Visit the Polytechnic Website (www.fedpolyado.edu.ng)Click on the Student portal.
“All Students are to also proceed to the Bursary after payment of reparation fee for authentication while Examination for all Students (except SIWES) commences on Monday, 27th November, 2017
“Full Examination Time-Tables are already on display in the respective Schools and Departments) while Resumption cum commencement of Lectures for SIWES Students has been fixed for Monday, 11th December, 2017.”