This is to inform the general public that Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO), Owo, Ondo state has been shut down indefinitely as announced by the management of the polytechnic.
The shutdown of the poly was announced by the acting registrar of the institution, Mr Sule Atiku.
The registrar disclosed that the closure was to prevent a total breakdown of law and order in the institution.
In his words, “On behalf of the Governing Council/Management, i have the mandate to announce to the general public that the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo is hereby closed down until further notice.
“In view of this development, I wish to intimate that all the students of the institution are hereby advised to vacate the institution not less later than 3 pm today, Tuesday 18th June 2019.
“This closure has become imperative in order for the council/management to forestall the break down of law and order.”
A lecturer in the institution who did not want to be named told SaharaReporters the school was closed due to disagreement over the issue of promotion and entitlement for academic staff of the institution.
He said, “Yes, we the lecturers have been at loggerheads with the management of the school for some times over issues of our promotions and some entitlement which had been reached for a long time.
“There are many of us who are due for promotions, and there are some funds including our salary arrears that have not been paid among so many other unresolved conflicts.
“In fact, the management was not ready to listen to us and has been dragging all our issues to the state government in a blame game.
“So, instead of going ahead with the proposed exam for the students, we have decided that we cannot allow the institution to go ahead with the exams nor allow the lecturer to invigilate the students.
“Some of these issues were reached with the management but they have failed to execute the agreement and had been playing on our intelligence.
“Sensing that we might cause some trouble, the management decided to shut down the school this morning,” he concluded.
So all candidates who selected Rufus Giwa Polytechnic during the 2019 UTME and awaiting the release of their post UTME forms are to take note of this latest development from the management of the institution.