The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti has been shut indefinitely following violent protest by students over the death of two of them.
Trouble began on the institution’s campus late Friday, when two of the students reportedly complained of malaria.
They were said to have been rushed to the polytechnic health centre for treatment, but their condition later became worse. They died in the early hours of Saturday.
The students on learning that their colleagues had died, quickly mobilised themselves, marched to the health centre and burnt it down.
Menawhile, members of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Ekiti State chapter say, as chief executors in the education sector, federal and state governments should integrate teachers in formulating policies, and fully involved them in the development of school curriculum.
Its chairman, Sola Adigun, voiced their stance at a separate celebration to mark the 2017 World Teachers Day in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and that of the Teaching Service Commission, TESOM lauded the tenacity of the secondary schools teachers for holding forth in spite of intimidation and non-recognition from relevant bodies in the state and at national levels.