The Management of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State has directed all students to vacate the school and go home over rising cases of insecurity.
Recall that students of the polytechnic in Saapade and Isara annex have in recent times become victims of robbery, rape among other security challenges. Besides, there is a high rate of banditry and kidnapping targeted against schools and students in recent times all over the country. Hence, the Management of Gateway ICT Poly has issued a statement declaring that any student who stays behind does so at his or her own risk.
The Ogun State Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, said it would shut down all schools if the state government fails to take actions.
Mr. J. O. Popoola the Registrar, Gateway Poly in an internal memo he signed has ordered all students to proceed on a mid-semester break with effect from the close of work on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Popoola in the statement stated that it was due to the security challenges around the student residences that they are been directed to vacate the institution’s community.
The Registrar disclosed that the ongoing examination would continue after the security situation improves.
“In line with the decision of the management, all students are to proceed on a mid-semester break with effect from close of work on Wednesday, 28th of April, 2021.
“This is due to the security challenges around the students’ residences. Please note that the ongoing examination shall continue immediately the security situation improves.
“Meanwhile, all students shall vacate their residencies and go home. Any student that stays behind does so at his or her own risk”, the memo stated.