Tuesday, 2 May 2017

LASPOTECH shut down as ASUP disagrees with Rector


The management of Lagos State Polytechnic has on Tuesday shut down the institution to both staff and students for a week.

In a press release by the management, the decision was taken to enable the state government to conclude deliberations on Countess 15 migration issue and come up with its definite position on the issue.

The release read that “during this recess, no person will be allowed into any of the campuses of the polytechnic.Staff and students are therefore advised to stay away at least 200 meters radius to any of the polytechnic

“Staff and students are therefore advised to stay away at least 200 meters radius to any of the polytechnic campuses. Further directives will be duly communicated.”

However, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Lagos State Polytechnic branch issued another statement suggesting the Rector was planning to carry out rituals within the campuses of the institution during this period.

On a contrary, the union’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olayinka Uthman noted that the close down was for another reason.According to him, “the Rector intends to carry out rituals as usual on our campuses and do not want such barbaric act exposed to staff and students”. He went on to declare the message as “null and void”.

According to him, “the Rector intends to carry out rituals as usual on our campuses and do not want such barbaric act exposed to staff and students.”

He went on to declare the message as “null and void”.

However, the President of the Students’ Union Government (SUG), Comrade Lawal Dauda described the situation as “highly unbearable” and called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode to save the institution.

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