Students from the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, closed the two main entrances to the institution’s campus on Thursday in protest at the ban on students driving vehicles onto the school grounds.
The protesters, who prevented the institution’s employees from entering the campus with their vehicles, refused all pleas to open the gate by senior officers of the college.
They carried placards with many inscriptions condemning the ban on students driving their vehicles onto campus; say the development had led to hardship for them.
The students also rejected the ban on commercial motorcycles entering the campus and demanded that the institution’s Chief Security Officer be removed.
But while responding to the protest, the college’s management said in a statement signed by the Registrar, Mr. T. Agboola, that the decision had been revoked but urged students to abide by the law.
Agboola in the memo titled “RE: Ban on Student Vehicles Entering Campuses,” further said, “This is to explain that the ban on student vehicles and motorcycles entering college campuses has been lifted completely.
“Given the above, students’ vehicles and motorcycles are now allowed to enter the campuses. However, they must maintain the law and order.”
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