On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, a protest erupted at the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree Chapter. The cause of the protest was the suspension of the institution’s Rector, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo.
The protesters sang songs of solidarity and blocked the main entrance to the campus in Iree, leaving students who were taking exams stranded.
The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, had suspended Odetayo as the rector of polytechnic over corruption allegations and announced Alabi Adeyemi as the acting rector of the institution.
However, the Academy Staff Union of Polytechnic in the institution described the suspension as an aberration that was against the constitution of the institution. The Chairman of the union, Dr. Fatai Afolabi, also declared the suspension of academic activities indefinitely in the institution.
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