From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
A large group of admission seekers into the Kwara State Polytechnic, (KwaraPoly) Ilorin, protested non-inclusion of their names in the admission list for 2014/2015 session.
It was gathered that the aggrieved admission applicants, made up of young men and women, besieged the main entrance gate of the polytechnic and attempted to mount road blocks on the narrow highway opposite the school, in the early hours.
An eyewitness account said that it took the combined efforts of men of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, State Security Service, SSS, and other security operatives before the situation was arrested from resulting into full-blown riot.
The Deputy Registrar (Information and Publications Divisions) of the institution, Moshood Amuda, in a press statement made available to journalists, said the management of the polytechnic was disturbed by the action of the young men and women.
The school’s Deputy Registrar also appealed for understanding of students, parents, guardians, applicants and the general public.
Over 51,000 applicants are said to be seeking admission into the Kwara state polytechnic in the current session, whereas the school has a carrying capacity prescribed by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).