Ogun Poly Suspends Physical Classes Over Incessant Robbery Attacks

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

Recall that armed robbers in the last two weeks have carried out series of attacks on student hostels, raping, injuring and stealing the students of their valuables.

However, on Saturday, the hoodlums were reported to have invaded the off-campus hotels of the students in Larufi area of Ode, killing one and shooting nine others.

Reacting to the development, the school board, directed students to stay out of the institution for the next two weeks following the insecurity challenge facing the host community.

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The suspension of physical lectures, according to an internal memo signed by the Acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, Julius Popoola was also announced on Monday.

Popoola said: “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,” the memo partly read.

“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.”