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Mapoly students protest on Twitter over school closure

MAPOLY students have been sitting at home for over two months waiting for the ASUP and government to call of strike.

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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.

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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.

Some of the students accused Ogun State Government of playing politics with their education.

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While many others called on politicians and social media influencers to come to their rescue.

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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 of the strike.

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