As the crisis at the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, persists following the death of an HND one student, Aminu Shehu, the students of the institution have carpeted the management of the school for what they termed insensitivity on their part.
The Students, led by the President of the Students’ Union Government, Comrade Bolaji Ezekiel alleged that the inherent level of insensitivity exhibited by the school authorities was responsible for the death of their colleague.
Ezekiel, who addressed newsmen at the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Wednesday also frowned at the state of infrastructure of the citadel.
He further accused the management of misleading the general public through different contents in the media, saying that was not the true account of what transpired.
According to him, the destruction of property at the school’s clinic, during the protest that greeted the incident was not carried out by the union, saying the protest was hijacked by miscreants who attacked the building and looted some equipment.
“We are bold to say that the management has been misinforming and making attempts to incite the general public against the students.
“It is on that basis that we considered it paramount to set the record straight, and inform the public that the deceased was rushed to the school health centre some minutes before 5pm, in which the medical personnel at the clinic said they have closed for the day.
“After rejecting the student, they did not also make the clinic ambulance available to convey the deceased to another hospital within the town. We have to carry him on motorcycle.
“Unfortunately, he could not make it to the hospital, he died few minutes after leaving the school premises”, he said.
The students’ leader, however, condemned the action of the school authority suspending activities of the union, arguing that there was no justification for proscribing lawful students’ association.
He also urged the investigative panel set up by the school management to be objective, fair and just in its recommendations and expose students culpable in the crisis.