- The Polytechnic Ibadan has through a memo informed its students to stop using cross bags on campus
- Reports by both The Punch and Tribune showed that the memo was released on Thursday, January 19
- The new development stirred massive reactions on Twitter, as people tried to understand why the bag was prohibited
A photo of the memo which surfaced on social media showed the school warned that any student who goes against the instruction will be punished.
Cross bags banned
The Punch gathers that the memo released through the Directorate of Student Affairs was signed by the Deputy Registrar (SA), Gboyega Odejobi.
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It should be noted that cross bags are any kind of bag with a single strap that could be carried on a shoulder and placed across the chest.
Legit.ng reached out to the school's deputy registrar for comments but he was yet to respond at the time of writing this report.
Many people found the ban disturbing. Below are some of the reactions the news gathered when it was talked about on Twitter:
"Maybe them dey take am sell molly which school on earth ban a particular kind of bag."
"Naxo we kuku see am."
"This school enh........ Make I no talk."
"Lol. Boys dem don dey use am sell dr*ugs."
"E tire me too o."
"Shey awon secondary school."
University bans use of phones
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a school in Nasarawa state, Bingham University stirred reactions on social media after a press release signed by its management confirmed the banning of phones among students on campus.
The school owned by Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) gave the ban as a result of repeated abuse by the students of the university.
Many people on social media have criticized the school’s decision saying the kind of decision is found in secondary schools.