The management of Adamawa state polytechnic, Yola, has announced the reopening of the institution — one month after it was shut over students’ unrest.

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The institution was shut indefinitely on March 25 after students staged a demonstration against the management’s decision to cancel “signing out’’ ceremony for the year.

Ibrahim Umar, the institution’s rector, had cited unfavourable security reports for the management’s directive at the time.

The students, however, vehemently opposed the move and were said to have destroyed several properties belonging to the institution including its 500-seater lecture theatre in the process.

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They were also said to have destroyed the students union government (SUG) building as well as the union president’s vehicle.

But according to Albert Maltilda, its spokesman, the management has decided to reopen the institution from April 26 following critical assessment of the unfortunate incident.

He explained that part of the pre-condition for reopening the school after management’s review was that each student would be levied the sum of N3,410 as charges for the destruction they caused during the protest.

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“Students in the department of Crime Prevention Management and Control, responsible for the mayhem are surcharged N6,820,” he said.

“Examinations will continue on 28th to 30th April, 2021 and only students who have paid their charges will be allowed to continue with their exam.”



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