Adamawa State Polytechnics Entrance Gate in Yola
The Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has set Monday, May 17th, 2021 as the date for the resumption of academic and non-academic activities.
In a statement issued by the Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mrs. Rebecca Kingir, the administration stated that the school will reopen tomorrow, approximately a month after it was closed due to student protests.
According to the statement, students at the Department of Crime Prevention, Management, and Control must pay a 5,000 fee, while students on the main campus must pay a 2,500 fee through the institution's keystone Bank Account.
Before being given access to the school, each student must produce proof of payment and identification, following which an undertaking will be signed as an indication of being a good student.
Recall that The Gazette reported that the Adamawa State Polytechnic was shuts down, with many injured, and school facilities burnt on Campus on 25th March, 2021.
The Gazette reported that after a combined force of military troops and police officers unleashed unbelievable terror on the main campus of the Adamawa state polytechnic, Yola, assaulting students with clubs and machetes, many students have been reported injured and some parts of the building have been set ablaze.
Students at the Adamawa State Polytechnic, in Yola were reportedly targeted by security forces who chased them down into their hostels and attacked them with cubs and cutlasses, injuring many innocent students preparing for exams.
According to some eyewitnesses, the students began fighting shortly after the administration posted a notice prohibiting a common graduation campus culture known as "Signing Out."
"The angry students then took their celebrations outside the campus which immediately led to gridlocks on the street opposite the campus.
"As the students who graduated today began a similar celebration, some security forces at around 12:30pm to 3pm stormes into the campus and began shooting into the air and chasing students all iver the campus."
A student who was badly injured by the security forces said,
"We were to write examinations by 2pm today, when all of a sudden, some security forces attacked some of us, my friends escaped, but they caught me and like a criminal, more than ten of them and used the studs of their guns and clubs to crush my legs, I could not walk, my friends had to take me to a hospital.
"What surprised me is that, I did not say anything negative to them, my colleagues and I were on our way to write exams, and we were not told it has been cancelled, and it did not involve us, since it was about graduating students celebration, so why did they attack us?" He asked.