Students of the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin took to the street, Monday, to protest nonpayment of their lecturers six months’ salary.
The students started the protest from their school premises to Ibrahim Taiwo road, Unity area and to Government House.
Students who are supposed to start their semester examination today were left stranded as lecturers from the institution commenced industrial action over nonpayment of their salaries by the Kwara State Government.
The students embarked on peaceful protest under the security watch of the Department of State Security chanting different Aluta songs and carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ” Pay our lecturers six months’ salary “, ” Maigida are you not collecting salary? “.
The protest later led to crisis when men of the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police Force; released tear gas on the protesting students which made the students hurl stones in retaliation.
A student union leader that spoke with our reporter on a condition of anonymity; said the students took to the street to protest nonpayment of their lecturer’s salary; which affected their exams that supposed to commence today.
He said “What a state government! In the middle of semester exams, lecturers of Kwara COED Ilorin went on strike. We students that supposed to write exams today were; left stranded”.