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December 4, 2023
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Ogun poly shut down over rising robbery attacks

Following the ongoing armed robbery attacks on students, the management of the Gateway Polytechnic (ICT) Sapaade, Ogun State, has announced that the institution will be closed for two weeks and lectures will be delivered online. 

The announcement was made on Monady in a memo signed by the Acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, J O Popoola.

The memo reads, “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.”

Recall, Ogunwatch reported  that armed robberies targeted students living  off-campus in Ode, Ipara, and Isara all nearby settlements of Sapaade, the institution’s host community, sexually assaulted female student and left numerous victims dead.

Just  on Saturday, nine people were shot and one person was killed by suspected armed robbers in a new attack.

According to a source, the attack took place at Larufi area of Ode where the armed thugs broke into the students’ hotels at 3am and terrorised them leaving one dead and nine others injured including a landlord.

Confirming the school closure, the SUG President, Olatunji Idowu Alexander, said “Yes, it’s true. There’s a memo to that effect. All lectures are to be conducted online”.

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