Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, has been closed down indefinitely following protests by students.
The Registrar of the institution, Joseph Labani, said the authorities took the decision to restore law and order and stop any form of violence by students after one of them was knocked down and killed on Tuesday by a hit-and-run driver.
While speaking with journalists, Labani said the student, who was knocked down at the campus gate, died as a result of injuries he sustained.
He said the polytechnic management had appealed to the students to remain calm, but to their surprise the students failed to heed to the pleas and embarked on the protest.
Meanwhile the Spokesman of the Students Union Government Jafaru Habibu, said this was not the first students had died in such manner.
He said; “This particular one was so pathetic and sparked a lot of reactions from students and we decided to embark on a peaceful protest.
“We are always paying all the fees the institution asks us to pay so they should also meet our demands.
“Government has continued to pay deaf ears to our plea of constructing speed breakers along the school road.”