Below is the full text of the press release from the chairman of council of Rufus Giwa polytechnic, Owo:
After due consultations with the Governor of Ondo State, the governing council of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic has authorized the re-opening of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic. All new students (ND 1 & HND 1) are to resume on Monday April 30th 2018.
Returning students are to resume on the 14th of May 2018. Returning student 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.
The letters are to be signed by a prominent member of society eg JP, 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
As we advance in our mission to reposition Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, the Governing Council wishes to acknowledge the cooperation of various stakeholders with on-going consultations and the tasks ahead.
As we work to ensure the commencement of what we hope would be a seamless academic calendar, we require the continuing good faith, patience and commitment of stakeholders.
In deconstructing the old order, we would require concessions, sacrifice and tolerance towards changes that may occur. We cannot successfully rebuild for the future without first acknowledging that change comes with pain.
We are open to ideas. We will support all legitimate avenues to engage with any member of the Polytechnic community and utilize every constructive contribution.
However, we discourage any activity or attempt to reverse the progress so far made. While stakeholders are entitled to the freedom of speech, association and peaceful gathering, it is important to do so within the limits of Nigerian law.
Accordingly, we will adopt all legally-available means to prevent any breakdown of law and order or disruption of gains already recorded as we reopen the school for academic activities.
We are passionate about this wonderful opportunity of changing our Rufus Giwa Polytechnic to a leading research institute committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology and demand for your enthusiastic support.
Chairman, Governing Council