- Polytechnic Ibadan has compelled lecturers and students to present their identity cards before they could get entrance into the institution
- It was gathered that there have been cases of insecurity in the institution in recent times
- The institution's public relations officer said the new security measures were put in place to ensure sanity and protection on the campus
As part of measures to beef up security over the recent cult attack at the Polytechnic Ibadan which led to its closure, the management of the institution had compelled the students, lecturers and other members of the working force to present their identity cards before they could gain entrance into the institution.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Oyo, Imran Khalid, reports that the implementation of the security measure that is premised on presentation of identity cards came into place on Tuesday, May 14.
A team of security operatives manned the institution's gate and compelled the students, lecturers and other members of working force in the citadel of learning to present their identity cards or other means of identification before they could gain entrance.
While speaking on the development, the institution's public relations officer, Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, who spoke on the development, confirmed that the new security measures had been put in place, adding that not only the students were compelled to present their identities but also the lecturers and other members of the working force.
He said the new security measures were put in place to ensure sanity and protection of students, lecturers and other concerned quarters respectively.
Adewole said only students with institution's identity cards could be allowed on campus, adding that identities could be management's, departmental and faculty's identities respectively.
He said the management's directives was implemented to allow only bonafide students of the institution as a resolution and concerted effort to prevent further occurrence of unavoidable violence.
Mixed feelings have trailed the decision of the institution's management as some students condemned the new security measures put in place by the management as they accused the school of failing to issue identity cards to some of the students and most importantly the new intakes.
But those who met with the prerequisite to gain entrance and continue with normal academic exercise commended the management for the new security measures.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, approved the appointment of Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, as rector of the Polytechnic, Ibadan.
It was reported that this was contained in a statement signed by the state’s commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Toye Arulogun, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on the evening of Monday, March 25.
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