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General News of Thursday, 11 November 2021


Four universities that have ban students from driving, using cars on campus

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As reports of reckless driving and illegal parking continue to fester on the campus of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE), school authorities have placed a ban on students bringing cars to school as a way to curb the menace.

They join the long list of tertiary institutions in Nigeria to have activated such a ban.

This measure was made known in a statement signed by its Assistant Registrar, Mufutau Ibrahim on Wednesday, November 10.

The statement said the reports have become disturbing.

It reads, “The University Management has noted with deep disappointment, the indiscriminate and reckless driving by some students within the university.

“This has put commuters and pedestrians at high and unnecessary risk. Consequently, Management has directed that no student be allowed to drive/use any car on the University Campuses with immediate effect.”

Recall on March 14, the management of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, banned students from driving private cars on campus following an intelligence report received by the institution’s management.

SaharaReporters stated that in April, the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State banned the use of cars and power bikes by students of the institution on campus.

In a circular dated Thursday, April 15, 2021, the school's management stated that this was necessary to safeguard the lives of students and staff from students who drive with ‘reckless abandon’.

The circular, signed by the registrar of the institution, O. O. Fakorede, noted that the school's management had received complaints from both students and staff of the institution hence the ban.

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.

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