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Insecurity: Ibadan polytechnic suspends public activities indefinitely

The institution management said its decision is part of efforts to monitor the security temperature within the institution and its environment.

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, has ordered the indefinite suspension of both academic and non-academic activities on the campus.

A statement shared with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday by the institution’s spokesman, Adewole Soladoye, however, gave exemption to the ongoing examination at the school.

The statement, which was dated June 26 and signed by the institution’s registrar, Modupe Fawale, said “all public activities including conferences, seminars and workshops in the institution and its environment remain suspended until further notice.”

“The only activity permitted to take place is the ongoing second semester examinations,” it added.

Reasons for action

The management said in the statement that “the decision is part of efforts to monitor the security temperature within the Institution and its environment,” adding that it is also “part of efforts to curtail and monitor the continued Covid-19 precautions.”

“By this, all Deans of Faculties, Directors, Heads of Departments, religious bodies, Students’ Union, students’ Representative Council, all staff and members of the public are to kindly abide by this directive which takes effect from Sunday, 27th of June, 2021,” it concluded.

Though the school management was vague in its reasons for the action, the decision may not be unconnected with the rampaging violence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

PREMIUM TIMES has consistently reported the raging violence purportedly spearheaded by some notorious transporters in the state, which has claimed more than five lives.

On June 16 mayhem broke out in Iwo Road, a popular neighbourhood in the city, leading to the death of a young man who was later identified simply as Rahmon.

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