Nigerian Polytechnic Lifts Ban On Students’ Vehicles, Motorcycles On Campus As Angry Students Stage Wild Protest

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Many angry students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, have staged a protest.

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The students Thursday, shut the two main entries to the campus of the institution in protest following the ban on students bringing vehicles into the school premises.

The irate students, who occupied the school entrance, prevented the lecturers and other staff members of the polytechnic from accessing their offices.

The aggrieved students complained that commercial motorcycles were banned to enter the school premises. They also complained that students who own vehicles were barred from driving them on campus.

Adepoju Olusegun, President of the Student Union Government, who led the protest, said students of the polytechnic lamented the stress students go through to get to school and back to their homes due to the ban, The PUNCH reports.

But while reacting to the protest, the management of the polytechnic, in a statement signed by the registrar, Mr T. Agboola, said the decision had been lifted but urged the students to be law-abiding.

Agboola in the memo titled, ‘RE: Ban on students’ vehicles entering the campuses’, further said, “This is to explain that the ban on students’ vehicles and motorcycles entering the campuses of the polytechnic is completely lifted.

“In view of the above, students’ vehicles and motorcycles are now allowed into the campuses. However, they should maintain law and order.”

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