Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade in Ogun State has indefinitely shut down the institution due to the spate of insecurity in the state.
In an internal memo issued by the Acting School Registrar of the school J O Popoola on Wednesday, the school abruptly stopped the ongoing semester examination as a result of robbery and rape in the school environment, therefore, ordered students to proceed on mid -semester break immediately until the security situation improves.
The memo reads: “In line with the decision of the management, all students are to proceed on 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.”
TOS News learnt that National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had threatened showdown with the Government over abduction and robbing of students in some institutions in the state.
While speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, NANS’s leader, Kehinde Simeon, cited Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Sapaade and Igbesa as examples where students battle with fears of kidnapping and robbery, thereby, gave the state government seven days ultimatum to address the challenges or risk mass action.