Ondo State Government has approved the closure of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo (RUGIPO) following students unrest in the institution.

The Polytechnic will remain closed indefinitely.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Yemi Olowolabi in Akure, Ondo State capital.

The decision to close the institution was taken by the State Security Council which condemned the violent demonstration by the students which led to destruction of facilities in the polytechnic.

The commissioner advised parents and guardians to tell their wards who are students of the polytechnic to vacate the premises of the institution with immediate effect.

He assured citizens resident in the state that government would continue to play its pivotal role of providing qualitative education in the state.

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