The management of Adamawa state polytechnic, Yola, has announced the indefinite closure of the institution after final-year students went on rampage.


According to NAN, Ibrahim Umar, rector of the institution, broke the news in a statement on Thursday.

Umar said the students were protesting against the cancellation of “signing out’’ ceremony for the year.

The rampaging students were said to have destroyed several properties belonging to the institution including its 500-seater lecture theatre.


The students union government (SUG) building was also said to have been destroyed in the process alongside the union president’s vehicle.

It is understood that no life was lost during the incident but the police have arrested some of the students in connection with the demonstration.

Umar explained that in the past, final year students usually celebrate “signing out” but the activity was cancelled this year by the institution’s students affairs division following unfavourable security reports.


The rector said the students, however, refused to comply with the cancellation and went on rampage.

Umar said a committee would be constituted to look into the issue, adding that the institution will remain shut pending the resolution of the committee.

“We have closed the institution till further notice,’’ Umar was quoted as saying.


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