Bauchi state Poly to reopen Monday weeks after violent protest by students

By Mohammed Kaka

Barely weeks after violent protest by its students which led to closure of the institution, the management of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi has announced that it is reopening on Monday 8th August, 2022.

“This is to inform all students of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi and the general public that the Governing Council of the Institution at its Extra-ordinary meeting held on Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 has approved the reopening of the polytechnic from Monday 8h August 2022 for the continuation of 2020/2021 academic session”, the announcement emanating from the office of the Registrar signed by Maimako Baraya (Dep. Registrar, Public Relations) said.

The Institution’s management however, informed students and parents are to note that all students must pay a compulsory levy of N1,000.00 each upon returning.

It added that all students with outstanding School registration fees must settle such fees before they would be allowed to continue with their studies.

According to the announcement, all students must sign an undertaking form to be of good behavior on or
before Friday 12th August, 2022.

“Students are to further note that examinations will commence immediately after
resumption as earlier planned, please”, the circular dated 4th August, 2022 said.

It can be recalled that the students of the institution were protesting against a warning strike embarked upon by the staff in compliance with the Joint Action Committee (JAC) directives to press home their demands.

The students had blocked Bauchi to Jos road during the protest causing traffic disorder which later turned violent before security personnel drafted to the scene were able to restore law and order.

The situation prompted the management of the school to order the closure of the institution with immediate effect to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

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