The ongoing First Semester examinations has reportedly been suspended by the Management of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
The examination which took off on Tuesday afternoon was said to have been disrupted by students said not to have paid their tuition hence, were not allowed to sit for their papers.
Affected students also felt embarrassed by the decision of the management to impose N20,000 on them for late registration. They pleaded that the clog be removed in order for them to be able to register their courses and sit for them.
The Management reportedly insisted on the “no clearance no examination” policy.
Reports have it that some students sneaked secretly into the PLT examination hall on Tuesday, hoping to write the exams without the prerequisite clearance. They were fished out and marched out of the hall. In the stead of leaving examination hall, they resorted to disrupting the exams.
A student who was in the school at the time said, “the aggrieved students started pelting stones at the supervisors and other students already seated for the examination. A female student was injured on the face. She was hit by an object”.
Mr. Tope Ajibola, the school’s Public Relations Officer described the restive students as unserious. He said it is impossible to sit for a course not registered.
“The students are not serious, they didn’t pay fees after 15 weeks of resumption. The school gave them six weeks to pay school fees and register for their courses but they did neither pay nor register for any courses.
“The school, in it, bid to sanitize the system and curb impersonation mandated the students to pay their fees and register their courses within six weeks after which the portal with the commencement of the examination.
“However, after meeting with the management today, the ongoing examination was magnanimously suspended and gave them the grace to do the needful within five days. Hopefully, they may resume the examination by Monday, only those who have paid would be allowed to write their examination”, he said.