Mapoly Students – Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic have taken the protests against the closure of their school to Twitter.
The students who wish to register their displeasure about the conflict between the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosu and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) took to social media with #Savemapoly to express concern over continued closure of their school.
There has been a lingering disagreement between the government and the lecturers over the conversion of MAPOLY to a University of Science and Technology, while another state-controlled Polytechnic, Ogun State Polytechnic will be established in Ipokia area of the state.
The Governor thereafter announced that MAPOLY will cease to exist by 2021 and the state will only have MAUSTECH and Ogun Poly.
— OLA’S BLOG (@ola_misturah) November 14, 2017
The disagreement that ensued over the decision on the establishment of a new polytechnic and conversion of MAPOLY to a university has prompted the lecturers to embark on an indefinite strike even before ASUP declared a nationwide industrial action.
Students have however taken their protest to Twitter to kick against the closure of their school.
— Agbabiaka Yetunde (@yetkissblog) November 16, 2017
#savemapoly ogun state govt has not been gud at caring for it’s students..remember when d governor promise to cut half of school fees….now mapoly is turning to uni….jus imagine hw much d school fees going to be.. u can ask tasued n osu student Hw much they pay
— Grayside (@Opemipo16) November 21, 2017
— Ifedayo Ogunyemi (@Iphedhayhor) November 16, 2017
Earlier in October, the students who were about to write their examinations before ASUP went on strike took to the street of Abeokuta, Ogun state capital and marched down to the governor’s office at Oke Mosan to express their grievances, but nothing was done to solve the problem.
MAPOLY students have however been sitting at home for over two months waiting for the ASUP and government to call off the strike.