Authorities of Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic in Saapade, Ogun State, have shut the institution over worsening insecurity in the community.
The polytechnic on Wednesday, suspended the ongoing examination until “the security situation improves” and asked students to go home.
It was stated that students of the institution have been facing robbery attacks and incidences of rape.
The National National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), had on Tuesday, threatened a showdown with the state government over kidnapping and robbery attacks on attacks in some institutions in the state.
Kehinde Simeon, the state chairman of NAN, while speaking with journalists, specifically said students of Gateway (ICT) Polytechnics, Sapaade and Igbesa now live under the fears of kidnapping and armed robbery.
He asked the government to address the challenges within seven days or risk mass action.
Responding to the situation, the acting registrar of the polytechnic, J .O Popoola, ordered students to proceed on mid-semester break immediately until the security situation improves.
The internal memo dated April 28, reads:
“In line with the decision of the management, all students are to proceed on a mid-semester break with effect from the 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 should vacate their residences and go home. Any student that stays behind does so at his or her own risk.
“This is for your information and strict compliance.”