The management of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin has announced an indefinite closure of the school's hostel facilities to students, as it begins the rehabilitate of the facilities which have become unsafe for habitation.
In a statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, Pastor M. Salami, the school has begun talks with private investors who might be interested in the renovation under a Public Private Partnership arrangement.
The statement read: "The Kwara State Polytechnic Authority wishes to inform returning and prospective students of the institution, Parents/ Guardians and the general public that due to the poor conditions of the hostels, there is an urgent need to carry out a renovation on them. The present conditions of the hostels make them unsafe for students to be
accommodated in them any longer without complete overhaul of the entire facilities.
"Consequently, the Polytechnic Authority has obtained the approval of the government to put the necessary machinery in place to carry out the renovation work.
This will commence as soon as arrangement are concluded with those to do the job through the PublicPrivate Partnership (PPP).
"In the light of the foregoing, all stakeholders and the general public are hereby informed that no Polytechnics Students will be accommodated in the hostels during
2016/2017 academic session.
"The Management wishes to express its apology for the inconveniences this development might cause all those affected," concluded the statement.