The management of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State has barred students of the school from driving vehicles within the Campus, citing illegal packing of vehicles and alleged recklessness by students on the wheel.
The announcement which was conveyed in a circular dated September 22, 2021, and signed by its Registrar, G.E. Ihiokhan, comes barely six months after the institution barred its undergraduate from driving private cars on Campus.
The measure followed “disturbing reports” received by the institution’s management on reckless driving and illegal packing by students, according to the circular, which gave exemption to “visitors with proper identification”.
It said: “Management has received disturbing reports on the reckless driving of cars on campus by students
“They drive against traffic rules, park cars on designated official car lots for staff, and speed across bumps with reckless abandonment, thereby, endangering the lives and property of both staff and students on campus. Management seriously frowns at this ugly trend, which is increasing by the day and has, therefore, decided to put an end to it forthwith.
“Consequently, Management has hereby directed that all cars belonging to students should be banned from entering into the campus henceforth, till the end of the ongoing examinations
“Only staff and students riding on their personal or commercial motorcycles with proper identification, would be allowed into the campus. Also, visitors that have official business to transact on Campus, would be allowed access with their vehicles after proper identification”.
The students Union body has vowed to engage with the Management to rescind the decision, according to sources.