Report reaching liveschoolnews desk has it that fire gutted the Kwara state polytechnic,Ilorin.
Liveschoolnews gathered that, Sensitive documents, several splits air condition and furniture among others were lost to the fire.
A Lecturer of the institutions said, there was no casualty, adding that the fire was contained within the school premises.
Rector of the institutions,Alh.Moshood Elelu who spoke to liveschoolnews reporter said that the cause of the incident was yet to be ascertained at the press time.
According to the rector,”About 1.30am on Wednesday, there was a fire that gutted some offices of the Directorate of Student Services. About five rooms were affected”.
” We called the fire brigade andthey were there and all our principal officers. We were ableto bring the fire under control before it spread to other academic areas”.
He added that,” Some files were destroyed and documents that were in the file cabinet and some air conditioners. We can not quantify the loss”.
He also said that there was not loss of lives or injury,stressing that Nothing happened to anybody in the campus,” I was there up throughout”.
He noted that,”The fire started about 1.30am, the fire brigade came in about 2.25am and by 3.15am the fire was put off.
We alerted the two offices of the fire brigade and they came. We are happy with them”.
He however said that the fire incident,” will not lead to stoppage of academic activities”, even though only some offices used for storing of some documents were affected.
“We are on. Infact right now, examination will start next week.
Normal activities are going on”.he. Said.
The rector commended the students for assisting in putting out the fire,”
We are writing them for to show our appreciation. We have also informed the necessary authorities”. he stressed
He also said that the management will investigate the fire incident so as to prevent re occurrence.
“We would not know the cause of the fire. We are investigating. The Council is meeting tomorrow and we will thoroughly investigate it to prevent a recurrence”. he said.
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