Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has approved the suspension of the Provost, College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti, Dr (Mrs) Cecilia Adebayo.
It was gathered that the students were rushed to the hospital after reportedly inhaling chemicals used for a fumigation exercise in the school.
Confirming the development in a statement, the Ekiti ministry of health had said about 100 students were affected, but some of them were later discharged after receiving treatment.
Following the incident, Fayemi has now suspended Adebayo pending the outcome of investigations into the circumstances that led to the hospitalisation of the students.
The govenror empathises with all the affected students, even as he has directed that their medical bills be taken over by the State Government, in all the hospitals they are being treated.
Fayemi appealed to all students and parents to remain calm and desist from any violent conduct capable of affecting the peace of the state.
The Governor has also constituted a panel to investigate the unfortunate incidence.
Members of the panel are:
i) Dr Oyebanji Filani, Commissioner for Health and Human Services. (Chairman)
ii) Dr (Mrs) Olabimpe Aderiye, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology.
iii) Princess Iyabo Fakunle-Okhiemen, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources.
iv) Prof Bolaji Aluko, Director General, Office of Transformation and Service Delivery (OTSD)
v. Mr. Samuel Omoniyi, Director, State Fire Services.
vi. Prof Isola Olomola
vii. Chief (Mrs) Dupe Ogundipe
viii. Mr Isaac Okeowo Ajayi, Director Special Duties, Cabinet Office (Secretary).
The panel, which is to commence work immediately, has two weeks to carry out the investigations and report back to the Governor.