Ibadan Poly Bans Cross Bags for Students, Passes Memo, Young Nigerians React on Social Media

Ibadan Poly Bans Cross Bags for Students, Passes Memo, Young Nigerians React on Social Media

  • 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

Nigerian Tribune reports that a memo released by the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Thursday, January 19, directed students to stop the use of cross bags on campus.

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.

Ibadan Poly ban cross bags/Nigerian youth reacted to ban.
The school said that any student using the bag will face the law. Photo source: @kisa_kiti, Tribune, iStockPhotos
Source: UGC

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:

@Mizkaffy1 said:

"Maybe them dey take am sell molly which school on earth ban a particular kind of bag."

@RDamsy said:

"Naxo we kuku see am."

@Classicsamirex_ said:

"This school enh........ Make I no talk."

@antisocial_femi said:

"Lol. Boys dem don dey use am sell dr*ugs."

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@babyxoxo01 said:

"E tire me too o."

@Babangiida1 said:

"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.

Source: Legit.ng

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