The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State was this morning shut down as a result of students,’ unrest which has paralyzed the activities of the institution.
According to the Registrar, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Chiroma who spoke through Hajiya Abubakar, the students have been directed to proceed on a two-week break.
Speaking further, the Registrar said, “The management of the polytechnic has decided to shut down the institution following students demonstration agitating for improved security, electricity and water supply in the schoolmaster.” he noted.
An eyewitness account told our reporter that during the demonstration, the students blocked all the roads leading to the polytechnic, carrying placards demanding security, electricity and water supply which they said were lacking in the school.
When contacted, the Registrar of the polytechnic, Mr. Chiroma explained that the action of the students was as a result of the attack by unknown hoodlums who injured four students, that were rushed immediately to the school clinic.
” A delegation by the school management went to the clinic where the students converged, chanting various slogans and they were dispersed to avoid damages,” the Registrar said.
“Subsequently, the students again organized a violent demonstration and blocked all entrances leading into the polytechnic over the same issue even as the management swung into action to restore normalcy with an immediate report to security agents in the area,” he lamented.
He explained that the school activities would resume on the 7th of October and directed all the students to submit letters of undertaking from their parents/guardians that they would not partake in any unlawful demonstration.
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