Meanwhile, every student will be required to sign an undertaking form and must pay a compulsory levy of N1,000.
The management of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP), Bauchi State has announced the reopening of the institution for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session.
This was made known in a memo dated August 4, 2022, and signed by the Deputy Registrar, Public Relations, Maimako Baraya. It was addressed to the ATAP Campus Radio Station Manager.
According to the memo, the Governing Council of the institution approved that academic activities should resume on Monday, August 8. Meanwhile, every student will be required to sign an undertaking form and must pay a compulsory levy of N1,000.
“This is to inform all students of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi and the general public that the Governing Council of the institution at its Extra-ordinary meeting held on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 has approved the reopening of the Polytechnic from Monday 8th August 2022 for the continuation of 2020/2021 academic session.
“However, students and parents are to note that all students must pay a compulsory levy of N1,000 each. All students with outstanding school registration fees must settle such fees before they would be allowed to continue with their studies. All students must sign an undertaking to be of good behaviour on or before Friday 12th August 2022.
“Students are to further note that examinations will commence immediately after the resumption as earlier planned, please,” the memo read.
August 8, 2022, will make it three weeks since the school was shut down. It was shut down on July 19 following a 12-day warning strike by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of academic and non-academic staff unions in the state over several issues including nonpayment of staff salaries and delayed promotion.
Following the announcement of the strike, SaharaReporters reported that students of the institution protested and demanded an immediate end to the strike to enable them to complete the semester which started on March 14, this year.
A source had told our reporter that during the protest, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force barricaded the school, arrested some of the students and broke the legs of two students.