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#Black Week: Ogun Poly Students Shut Down Abeokuta

Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic on Monday make real their vow to shut down Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, to protest the closure of their school and consequent implications for their futures.

The protest – tagged “Black Week” – came as a response to the failure of the Ibikunle Amosun-led government to ensure resolution of industrial dispute that has led to inactivity in the school for months.

CAMPUS REPORTER gathered that students of the school Monday morning blocked major roads in the state capital, preventing vehicles wanting to leave or enter the state capital.

Speaking with CAMPUS REPORTER, a final year student who identified himself as Ifedayo said : “3 months, 91 days, 2184 hours has been wasted of our academic life.”

In a statement on Friday, they stated the consequence of further closure of their school.

“The consequences are extra year for HND 2 and ND 2 students, present ND2 students will tentatively spend two years on Industrial Training (IT), HND 2 students would be unable to join their compatriots for NYSC April/May batch, ND1 students to spend elongated time on SIWES, thereby extending their expected two years of study, and causing landlord and students’ fracas,over due house rent.”

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