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The Management of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, has directed all students to vacate their residences and go home over rising cases of insecurity, saying any student who stays behind does so at his own risk.

Students of the polytechnic in Saapade and Isara have in recent times reportedly become victims of robbery, rape among other security challenges.

The Ogun State Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Tuesday, said it would shut down all schools if the state government fails to take actions.

In an internal memo signed by the Registrar, J. O. Popoola, the polytechnic ordered that all students proceed on a mid-semester break with effect from the close of work on Wednesday, April 28.

This, he said was due to the security challenges around the student residences.

The polytechnic disclosed that the ongoing examination would continue after the security situation improves.

The memo, with reference number: GPS/ARI/VOL.1/320 reads:

“In line with the decision of the management, all students are to proceed on a mid-semester break with effect from close of work on Wednesday, 28th of April, 2021.

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“This is due to the security challenges around the students’ residences. Please note that the ongoing examination shall continue immediately the security situation improves.

“Meanwhile, all students shall vacate their residencies and go home. Any student that stays behind does so at his or her own risk.”

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