The protest which began on a peaceful note later got violent after the police fired tear gas to disperse the students.
The students vandalised vehicles and other public property, forcing civil servants, who were on their way to work, to return home as the protesting students occupied the Presidential Boulevard leading to their offices and the governor’s office.
The students, who started their protest as early as 6.30am, caused traffic jam on major roads like Oke Ilewo, Kuto and Ibara among others.
An armoured personnel carrier had been stationed at Kuto Roundabout to prevent the students from moving to the governor’s office.
The Olabisi Onabanjo University students have demanded a further reduction of their school fees, after the governor announced a reduction earlier in the week. They also want the reduction to commence from the current academic session and not the next as proposed by the State government.
The protesters had on Thursday had a brief clash with rival students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic who came to declare support for the governor