Ibadan Poly students protest poor electricity

Students of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Monday took to the streets in protest against what they described as epileptic power supply in the school, leading to paralysis of both human and vehicular movements in the Oyo State capital for almost two hours.

The students in their hundreds barricaded all entrances leading to the school, chanting anti-government slogans while calling for restoration of power supply to the campus.

Some of the aggrieved students, who agreed to speak with journalists on condition of anonymity, alleged that the epileptic power supply being experienced at the main campus of the institution should be addressed for smooth academic activities.

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One of the students said, “Power supply has been so terrible in the school recently. We stated our plight to the authority that we have been experiencing perpetual darkness at nights in the school since they carried out a repair work on the generator.

“We complained that the situation should be addressed because it is inimical to our career as students. This is an academic environment and we should be given some comfort”, the student said.

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