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Ibadan Poly SUG Asks Students to Return to Campus, as Management Agrees to Beef up Security, Uphold Safety Guidelines

The Students’ Union Government (SUG) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has urged students to return to the campus and assured of the provision of maximum security by the school management.

It would be recalled that sequel to the recently witnessed shooting incidents on the campus, the national Students body, NANs together with SUG had asked the students to stay away from the campus.

In a statement issued by SUG President, Adedeji Abdulazeez today, students of the institution have been implored to resume classes from Monday, April 11, 2022 following a successful meeting they had with the school management.

The statement partly reads:

“In lieu with the meeting held with the school management on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the students’ leaders of the institution requested for a lasting solution to the insecurity issues on campus which led to the stay-at-home advice to our students.

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“The Union is very glad to inform the student populace that the management has granted our request on the insecurity issues on campus by providing an external security unit which includes: State CID, DSS, Amotekun and Operation Burst.

“We say a very big thanks and kudos to the management for taking the welfare of our students as a priority.”

Following the development, Abdulazeez admonished the student populace to resume for their academic activities with immediate effect as lectures would commence fully on Monday.

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He, however, highlighted some requirements that students were expected to adhere to while on campus.

“Over-speeding within the institution isn’t allowed. Indecent dressing won’t be allowed within the institution.

Cars with tinted glasses won’t be allowed; except if all glasses are wound down. There will always be scrutiny before entering the institution for bikes, cars, buses, and those trekking.

All students must come with their ID cards or any means of identification. All students should get their faculty neck mesh and make use of it always.

“If you are being harassed, intimidated, extorted or bullied, report immediately, calls or text 08154309162 or 08053619094,” the president said.

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Abdulazeez also stated that the SUG has promised to always take the welfare of the students as its primary prerogative.

Meanwhile, Mr Soladoye Adewole, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, applauded additional measures by the SUG to beef up security on the campus.

He noted that similar measures in the past from the management were usually resisted by the students.

If we had gone ahead without their input they would say we are making life difficult for them. But I am glad that they have seen the impetus for such positions from the management now,” Adewole concluded.

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