The Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State was on Monday shut down by the management of the institution as a result of students’ unrest which affected academic activities of the polytechnic.
According to the Registrar of the polytechnic, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Chiroma, who spoke through Hajiya Abubakar, the students have all been directed to proceed on a two-week break.
This is coming following students demonstration agitating for improved security, electricity and water supply.
According to an eyewitness, during the demonstration, the students blocked all the roads leading to the polytechnic, carrying placards demanding security, electricity and water supply which the said were lacking in the school.
When contacted, the Registrar explained that the action of the students was as a result of the attack by unknown hoodlums who injured four students which were immediately rushed to the school clinic for treatment.
“A delegation b the school management went to the clinic where the students converged, chanting various slogans and they were dispersed to avoid damages,” the Registrar stated.
“Subsequently, the students again organised a violent demonstration and blocked all entrances leading into the polytechnic over the same issue even as the management swung into action to restore normalcy with an immediate report to security agents in the area,” he added.
Chiroma explained that the institution’s activities would resume on the 7th of October and directed all the students to submit letters of undertaking from their parents that they would not partake in any unlawful demonstration.