By Oluwakemi Ishola
The Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan (TPI), on Wednesday, reviewed its stand on the commencement of the first semester examination for the 2019/2020 academic session earlier postponed to Monday 19th October, 2020.
Under the reviewed arrangement, examination will now commence on Monday, 2nd November, 2020.
According to a statement from the Institution which was signed by the Registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, all the contentious issues with the students’ union which led to the earlier postponement from Monday, 12th to 19th October to the present date of 2nd November and closure of the Institution’s entrances have been resolved.
The Management in a closed-door meeting with the students’ union Executives and Representatives from the various faculties, the Management considered the pleas from the students for more time for the payment of tuition and registration for the session.
The inability of some of the students to access the Institution’s portal was also addressed as the solution centres created by the Management are already resolving some of the issues of registration.
Under the new examination time table, details of which will be made available on Friday. HND II and ND I students of the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies and those of Environmental Studies will commence their examination on 2nd November.
Students in HND II and ND I in Engineering, Science and Financial Management Studies will commence their examination after FBCS and FES.
Students in HND I and ND II in all faculties will commence their examinations later.
The ND II students have been given more time as some of them completed their four-month industrial attachment programmes during the Covid-19 lockdown and were unable to make physical contacts with their lecturers.
The statement further noted that the lectures and revision exercises will commence for the students immediately to prepare them for the examination ahead.
It however appealed to Parents and Guardians to make funds available to their Wards to enable them to pay the required fees within the period of grace which the Management sympathetically considered.
It equally urged the students to make complaints to the appropriate organs of the Institution instead of applying the social media or locking down the Institution as these are anti- social approaches.