The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Osun State Polytechnic (OSPOLY), Iree chapter, has suspended academic activities in the institution over the suspension of the Rector, Dr Tajudeen Adetayo, by the State Government,leadership report.

The chairman of the union, Dr. Fatai Afolabi, who declared the suspension of academic activities on Tuesday, described the suspension of the Rector as an aberration, which is against the constitution of the institution.

Members of the union had earlier in the day trooped out to protest the suspension of the Rector, chanting solidarity songs and baricading the main campus entrance, thereby disrupting the ongoing examinations in the institution.

Governor Ademola Adeleke had in a statement signed by M.A.K Jimoh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, suspended the Rector from office over alleged corruption and directed Mr. Alabi Kehinde Adeyemi to take over as acting Rector pending the investigation of the allegation levelled against Dr. Adetayo.

Meanwhile, the state government has reacted to the protest by the union of lecturers against its decision.

Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Kolapo Alimi, in a statement, said the attention of Governor Adeleke had been drawn to the protest and was concerned about the reaction.

He assured ASUP and the students of the institution that the matter will be looked into and necessary measures will be taken.

The release added that OSPOLY Governing Board will soon be put in place to take over the matter and investigate the allegation, which led to the suspension of the Rector and take appropriate action as soon as possible.


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