Students of Federal University Oye- Ekiti protest
According to NAN, students of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti barricaded the Ikole-Omuo highway in the early hours of Monday to protest against inadequate infrastructure on the Ikole campus.
Tunji Amure, who spoke on behalf of the protesters, highlighted their challenges as inadequate lecture rooms, irregular power supply, non-availability of drugs at the medical centre, absence of functional engineering workshop and non-availability of shuttle buses.
“We want a functional bursary department in Ikole campus to halt frequent trips to Oye to change our tuition tellers to receipt. “We want infrastructural facilities like lecture rooms. “We also want conducive hostel accommodation” Amure said.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun who addressed the students, reiterated his commitment to the development of the institution to attain world-class standard. He said a committee had been set up to proffer solutions to the problems.
He said; “I can assure you that Ikole campus would not be sidelined though my office is in Oye-Ekiti.
“I will also make my presence felt here at least once a month.
“I feel for you, I am committed to providing a conducive environment for learning. I want a situation where the standard here can be improved on.
“I am hoping that management will improve this institution so that our children can also learn here.
“It is also not to my credit that we have Faculty of Engineering not duly accredited by Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria.
“I can assure that for now, the generator will be switched-on between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m like your counterpart to ensure equity.
“Priority will be given to Ikole campus for infrastructure in the 2018 budget that I promise you.”