After Three-Month Closure, Rufus Giwa Poly Announces Resumption, Fines Students N12,000 Each Over Protest

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, RUGIPO resumption date after a three-month closure over students’ violent protest. Returning students are expected to make a payment of N12, 000 as reparation fees.

Rufus Giwa Poly Announces Resumption

The management of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State (RUGIPO), has asked its students to return to campus for academic activities after a three-month closure over students’ violent protest against “no school fees, no examination policy” adopted by the institution in January.

The school announced its resumption, following the adoption of the recommendations of a panel set up by the government to probe January 22 violence that led to the school’s closure. The panel slammed N168 million damages on students for destroying school property during the violence.

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Resumption …

According to a statement signed by Banji Alabi, the Chairman of the Governing Council, the council has authorised the re-opening of the school.

“All new students (ND 1 & HND 1) are to resume on Monday 30th April, 2018 while returning students are to resume on 14th May, 2018.

Rufus Giwa Reparation fee …

“The returning students are expected to make a payment of N12,000 as reparation fees and a certificate to the effect that they will henceforth be of good behavior and comply with all rules and regulations of the school to be signed by a prominent member of society, members of the state House of Assembly, civil servants not below the rank of a Permanent Secretary, Chairman of the Local Government Council or a legal practitioner,” the statement partly read.

Reacting, SUG Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Oluwatobi, described the development as “good news”, saying students were elated to be called back to school. He said students were ready to abide by the condition laid down by the school.

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