The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, has insisted that it will not go back on its decision over the cancellation of the waiver of carryover examination for the final year students of the Institution.
The students of the institution, had in the past two weeks, embarked on protest around Offa township and had even approached the traditional ruler, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi, the Olofa of Offa, to prevail on the management of the polytechnic to rescind its decision to cancel the waiver on examination usually granted to the final year students who failed some courses during the time they were in the school.
Other issues raised by the students during their protest to the Olofa last week Monday were the deplorable state of the hostels, lack of water and electricity in the hostels, waiving of carryovers, and allowing students who were yet to pay school fees to write examinations.
They argued that the school should allow the students to write examinations and withhold the results pending the payment of the fees.
During their protest, they vandalised vehicles belonging to staff members of the institution and caused traffic on Osogbo-Offa-Ilorin’s major road.
The Olofa, however, promised to speak with the management of the institution and also promised to provide a 500kva transformer to the institution’s hostels at the permanent site and its environs to provide a stable power supply.