Breaking: Protesting Students Block Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Travellers Stranded

Breaking: Protesting Students Block Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Travellers Stranded

- Angry youths have decided to do something about the management of DS Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun state

- The students blocked access roads while protesting on Wednesday, June 2, leaving motorists and travellers stranded

- According to the students, they took to the expressway to protest against the school for not allowing their colleagues to take their exams

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Ogun state - The inbound and outbound sections of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway have been blocked by hundreds of students of D.S Adegbenro Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun state.

The Punch reports that many travellers were stranded for hours on Wednesday, June 2, as the protest led to traffic gridlock.

Both sides of the expressway were blocked by the protesting students who expressed their anger towards the management of the school.

Breaking: Protesting Students Block Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Travellers Stranded
Aggrieved students of D S Adegbenro Polytechnic blocked the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway. Photo credit: @eniolaofLagos
Source: Twitter

The youths decided to protest against the management after some of their colleagues were prevented from writing the exam on Tuesday, June 1, for not meeting up to 75% attendance.

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In another report by Sahara Reporters, the school gate was also blocked by the protesting students who prevented members of staff and lecturers from entering.

According to an eyewitness, only those who came into the campus early gained access into the school.

Yinka Adegbite, the public relations officer of the institution confirming the protest said the management of the institution was making moves to resolve the matter.

However, attempts by the acting Rector to calm the students failed as they shunned his pleas.

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Nigerian university sacks lecturers

Meanwhile, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has finally sacked Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, two lecturers exposed in the sex-for-grade investigation released by the BBC in 2019.

The two lecturers were caught soliciting sex from students in exchange for grades. Recall that the institution had earlier suspended Igbeneghu, who doubles as a pastor, and Oladipo following the investigation and set up a panel to look into the allegations against them.

About two years after, UNILAG in a statement on Wednesday, June 2, announced the lecturers' dismissal.

Source: Legit

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