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Bauchi Govt Shuts Down Polytechnic Amidst Protest

| May 23, 2012 More

Bauchi — Bauchi State has announced the closure of all three campuses of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic indefinitely.

The government’s decision was announced by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Isa Yuguda at the end of the meeting of the Governing Council of the polytechnic and top government officials.

Students of the polytechnic expressed their displeasure over the development while the Joint Action Committee of Academic and Non Academic staff of all tertiary institutions in Bauchi State gave a 21 day ultimatum to the state government to rescind its decision or risk strike.

In a communiqué signed by the chairman of the committee, Comrade Usman Mohammed and secretary, Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa, the union called on Governor Isa Yuguda to sack the Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Mohammed Aminu for misrepresenting earlier agreements with government.

They are also calling on the state government to rescind its plan to cite the School of Law of the A. D Rufai College of Legal and Islamic Studies at the main campus, saying it should be cited at the Hammayo campus of the institution.

Socio economic activities in the area were also paralyzed for some hours as students of the polytechnic staged a protest to register their displeasure over the closure. The students set up bonfires in front of the school along the busy Bauchi -Jos road, and it took the intervention of the police to bring the

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