Crisis; Kwara Poly students exonerated
Kwara state polytechnic has dissociated the institution and its student from the may 25 crisis that took place at Elekoyangan, one of the village near the school.
It should be noted that Elekoyangan is a village which is about two kilometers away from the polytechnic.
Speaking on the incidence, the Rector, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu, explained that the crisis was generated by youths in the community over replacement of transformer.
According to him throughout the period of the unfortunate incident the polytechnic community was and still very quiet and peaceful. While it is true that some polytechnic students live in Elekoyangan, it was clear that youths of the village and other non-student were behind the fracas.’’
On the school’s closure, the management stated that students should be informed that the action was taken in order to ensure safety of lives and property, and not that student were involved in the disturbance.
The management assured the student that it will not relent in its efforts at providing social amenities on the two campuses of the polytechnic; adding that stable academic calendar is maintained.
However, normalcy has since returned to the school and normal activities have been going on unhindered on the two campuses of the polytechnic.
The management, therefore, appealed to all student to always maintain peace and exercise patience on any issue capable of tarnishing image of the institution.
Similarly, students union leaders of the institution have condemned and disassociated students of the polytechnic from the disturbance.
Meanwhile, the institution has declared that the two people that were recently killed by unknown assailants at Apata Yakuba, on 14th June, this year were not student of the school.
Also, the kwara state police command said the identities of the two people are yet to be known.
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