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Kwara Polytechnic Suspends Exams Over Naira Crisis

By Toyeeb Omotayo

The Management of Kwara State Polytechnic has shut down the institution for about 29 days following the Wednesday protest at Apata Yakuba and the polytechnic axis over Naira scarcity.

The institution also postponed its ongoing semester examinations till after the general elections.

The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Halimat Garba, in a statement on Thursday, urged the students to stay away from the campus between Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

According to her, the school is closed down to allow students to perform their civic responsibility by participating in the forthcoming general elections and in line with the directive from the Federal Ministry of Education for the security of staff, students and property of the institutions.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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