Just In: Ibadan Polytechnic Suspends academic activities over insecurity

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The management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Sunday suspended all activities at the institution over rising insecurity in the state.

A statement by the public relations officer of the institution, Adewole Soladoye which was signed by the registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, said it is “to monitor the security temperature within the institution and its environment.”

According to the statement, all public activities including conferences, seminars, and workshops in the institution and its environs have been suspended.

The statement reads, “The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan have suspended all public activities including conferences and seminars and workshops in the Institution and its environment until further notice apart from the ongoing second-semester examinations.” 

Fawale, who is the Registrar and Secretary to the Council said the decision is part of efforts to monitor the security situation within the Institution and its environment.

The statement further disclosed that the decision 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.”

There’s been rising insecurity in the state, only recently, the Oyo State Government says it has set up a Joint Security Post at Mamu village – a border community between Ibadan and Ijebu Ode in Ogun.

The security post is to complement efforts of the security operatives in nipping insecurity, especially issues of kidnapping, in the bud.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who stated this while on inspection tour to the border area, declared that the Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode road had been in the news recently for kidnapping of travelers plying the route.

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