Heavy security as Plateau poly students protest, lecturers strike - Punch Newspapers
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20 September 2021Students of Plateau State Polytechnic on Monday staged a peaceful protest over the postponement of their semester examinations by the school authorities.The students trooped out in large numbers and blocked the Yakubu Gowon way, a major highway leading into and out of Jos.
There was a heavy presence of armed security personnel at the scene of the protest to forestall breakdown of law and order.NANreports that the postponement of the examination was as a result of an indefinite strike embarked upon by the lecturers of the institution.
NANalso reports that the lecturers had issued a notice of strike to government over they they called its inability to meet their demands of earned allowances and other sundry issues.One of the students, Miss Deborah John, described the decision of the management to postpone the examination as an attempt to truncate their academic journey. headtopics.com
“We came to school this morning to start our examinations only to see a circular that our lecturers have been on strike since Friday.“We were not informed; nobody said anything to us we just discovered that we cannot start our examinations.“This is why we are protesting and it is a peaceful protest because all we want is go in and write our examinations.Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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