Ogun Poly shuts down, introduces online classes over attacks on students


The management of Gateway Polytechnic, Sapaade, Ogun State, has shutdown the institution following incessant robbery attacks on students.

The management directed the students to stay out of school for the next two weeks.

Saga Gist reports that armed robbers have been attacking students of the polytechnic, dispossessing them of their valuables while also raping the females. In the latest robbery incident, a student was killed while about nine others were injured.

In all, the robbers in the last two weeks have carried out more than three attacks on students and residents of Isara, Ipara and Ode communities.

Angered by the incessant attacks, the students last week staged a protest to express their grievances.

The situation has however forced the management to shutdown the school pending when normalcy is restored.

In a memo signed by the Acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, J O Popoola, the school management announced the introduction of online classes for the students who just resumed for 2023/2024 academic session.

The memo reads, “I have the directive of management to inform all students in the polytechnic that all physical lectures have been suspended on campus for the next two weeks with effect from Monday, 4th December, 2023.

“In view of this development, all students are to note that online lectures have commenced with immediate effect, therefore students are directed to join online classes in order to continue lectures for the current semester.

“To this end, all students are to steer clear the polytechnic premises till physical lectures resume again at a date that will be communicated soon.”

The President of the institution’s Student Union Government, Olatunji Idowu Alexander, also confirmed the development on Monday

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