The management of Gateway Polytechnic (ICT), Sapaade, Ogun State, has suspended all lectures following repeated attacks on students by suspected hoodlums
The management directed the students to stay out of school for the next two weeks due to worsening insecurity around the polytechnic.
Suspected hoodlums in the last two weeks have been attacking students in their hostels, raping, injuring and dispossessing them of their valuables.
Recall that suspected hoodlums invaded the off-campus hotels of the students in Larufi area of Ode, killing one and shooting nine others, weekend
Blueprint correspondent gathered that students residing at the off-campus hotels located at Ode, Ipara and Isara, all adjoining communities to Sapaade, the host of the institution were mostly affected in the onslaught.
The insecurity situation has however forced the school management to shutdown the school pending when normalcy is restored.
The school management however, announced an online class for the students who had just resumed for the 2023/2024 academic session.
The Students Union Government (SUG) President of the institution, Olatunji Idowu Alexander, confirmed the development to Blueprint, Monday
The school announced the suspension of physical lectures in an internal memo, signed by the Acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, J O Popoola.
“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 memo reads