Following recent violence in The Polytechnic, Ibadan which led to its closure, security has been tightened at the state-owned institution.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), long queues were on Tuesday sighted at the entrance of the institution while staff and students were told to produce their identity cards before being allowed into the school premises.
The institutions Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, who spoke on the development, confirmed that new security measures had been put in place to avert any form of violence.
“It is not only students that gain access into the school with Identity cards, but it also includes staff as well. This is to ensure sanity and protection of staff and students.”
“There is no student who does not have a means of identification, either the institutions ID card or Faculty/Departmental ID card.”
“The management did this to ensure that only bonafide students are on campus.”
“It has also tightened security to forestall activities of hoodlums causing chaos in the institution,” he explained.