Police officers on Monday dispersed protesting students of the College of Education Ilorin, Kwara state with tear gas.
The students were protesting over the non-payment of their lecturer’s salaries, a situation which had denied them the opportunity of commencing their semester examination as scheduled.
The students had earlier on Monday converged at their classes to write their examinations only for them to meet the classroom empty due to the boycotting of the classes by their lecturers.
The aggrieved students then forcefully opened the main gate of the school and started a protest to the government house in Ilorin, the state capital.
The protest was cut short along unity road, some meters away from government house, as policemen dispersed them with tear gas leaving the students and passersby to scamper for safety.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ayaji Okasanmi, revealed that the students were dispersed because they were ‘unruly and damaged some property’.