This was contained in a recent statement released by the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman.
According to NAN, his submission reads;
“In times past, including mine as a student, examination celebration was all about handshake, hugging, and other merriments devoid of social upheavals, but events in recent years have proved that this is no longer the case.
Instead, what we now have in most cases is the despicable use of water (both dirty and clean) mixed with soap, kerosene and other dangerous chemicals to immerse colleagues who have just graduated.
The worst of it all is that it is in the process of such “celebrations” that students openly show their respective cult groups through what they term “flying of colour.”
Furthermore, we have strong information that it is this period that members of cult groups are invited from other institutions and places for the handing over of batons of leadership and celebration of their “successes”; whatever that means.
Worst still, the celebrations have taken a more dangerous dimension that students now mark End-of-Examinations with gunshots on campus in company of their respective cult groups,”he said.
This time, we have credible information that arrangements have been concluded by suspected cult groups to avenge the 2019 killing by using End-of-Examination celebration as a launchpad.
We have also been informed that some external mercenaries and old students who are suspected leaders of rival cult groups have been invited and have been around for the past 5 days rehearsing the execution of their plan.
As a management, even as we are working closely with relevant security agencies who are on the close trail of these suspects, we have every responsibility to be proactive.
This informed our decision to ban any form of end-of-examination celebration on the campus. In essence, we did so to prevent the imminent violent attack on students on campus and beyond.”