The management of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Sapaade, Ogun State, has announced the immediate shutdown of the institution following incessant robbery attacks on the students.
The management, in a memo signed by the acting Registrar of the institution, J. O. Popoola, directed the students to stay out of school for the next two weeks.
Armed robbers had been attacking students of the polytechnic, dispossessing them of their valuables while also raping female students.
In the latest robbery incident which occurred last Saturday, a student was killed while nine others were injured.
The robbers had in the last two weeks carried out more than three attacks on the students and residents of Isara, Ipara and Ode Remo communities.
Angered by the incessant attacks, the students staged a protest last week to express their grievances.
However, the situation has forced the management to shut down the school pending when normalcy is restored.
The management also announced the introduction of online classes for the students who just resumed for the 2023/2024 academic session.
“I have the directive of management to inform all students in the polytechnic that all physical lectures have been suspended on campus for the next two weeks with effect from Monday, December 4, 2023.
“In view of this development, all students are to note that online lectures have commenced with immediate effect. Therefore, students are directed to join online classes in order to continue lectures for the current semester.
“To this end, all students are to steer clear of the polytechnic premises till physical lectures resume again at a date that will be communicated soon,” Popoola said.