The management of Auchi Polytechnic in Edo state has banned students of the institution from bringing cars to the campus.

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The institution broke the news in a circular dated September 22 and signed by G.E. Ihiokhan, its registrar.

According to the management, the directive followed disturbing reports of reckless driving among students on campus, which often endangers the lives of their colleagues and staff of the institution.

It said the ban will remain in place until the end of the institution’s ongoing examinations.

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“Management has received disturbing reports on the reckless driving of cars on campus by students. They drive against traffic rules, park cars on designated official car lots for staff, and speed across bumps with reckless abandonment, thereby, endangering the lives and property of both staff and students on campus,” it read.

“Management seriously frowns at this ugly trend, which is increasing by the day and has, therefore, decided to put an end to it forthwith.

“Consequently, management has hereby directed that all cars belonging to students should be banned from entering into the campus henceforth, till the end of the ongoing examinations.

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“Only staff and students riding on their personal or commercial motorcycles with proper identification, would be allowed into the campus. Also, visitors that have official business to transact on campus, would be allowed access with their vehicles after proper identification.”

In March, the institution had also banned students from driving private cars on campus, citing intelligence reports from security agencies.

It remains unclear if the institution suspended the earlier directive before its latest order to the students.

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