The management of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo City, has banned both students and staff from driving cars or riding motor bikes on campus.
This it said, was to end riding on campus with reckless abandon.
In a circular dated Thursday, April 15, 2021, the school’s management stated that the ban became imperative, in order to safeguard the lives of students and staff from students who drive with ‘reckless abandon’.
It takes immediate effect.
The circular signed by the Registrar of the institution, O. O. Fakorede, noted that, ” The College management has observed that students who own cars and power bikes drive their cars and ride their power bikes on campus with reckless abandon. Management has equally received complaints from both students and staff on this act of indiscipline. As a consequence of this, and in order to safeguard the lives of students and staff, management hereby bans students from bringing their cars or power bikes into the College premises “.
He stated that, “The ban is effective immediately. Students concerned are advised to comply with this directive.”
The college joins the list of higher institutions of learning in Nigeria that have placed such a ban.
On March 14, SaharaReporters reported that the management of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, banned students from driving private cars on campus.
The school said the measure followed, “intelligence reports” received by the institution’s management.
The management of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, had also banned students from driving cars within the school premises.
According to a banner shared on social media, students’ cars are banned from entry due to security reasons.