Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja has matriculated 6,385 Students for the new academic session.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Usman Ogbo disclosed this on Saturday at the 28th matriculation ceremony of the institution.
The matriculating students the Rector noted comprises of 4,512 for National Diploma, (ND) and 1, 873 for Higher National Diploma, (HND).
Ogbo added that the program cut across six schools, including the newly established School of Agricultural Technology, Itakpe.
He however reminded the students that the institution totally prohibit anyone under any guise to force students to buy textbooks as a precondition for performance in the Continuous Assessment, (CA), and examination.
Meanwhile, the Rector has warned the new student to shun cultism and other social vices in the institution. ” You should be informed that the Polytechnic under my watch has zero tolerance for all forms of social vices such as cultism, gun-running, examination malpractices, drug abuse, divisive tendencies, cyber crimes, incitement, violence, gangsterism, misuse and destruction of school properties, stealing and in descent dressing.
“Since we came on board, we have so far expelled over 150 students on cases bothering on cultism, examination misconduct, and forging of entry document among others.
” Painfully but necessarily, since we came on board, following the laid down rules and regulation as contained in the Students’ Information Handbook, we have so far expelled over 150 students on cases bothering on cultism, examination misconduct, and forging of entry documents among others as part of our aggressive campaign against rots and unethical engagements.
“Recently, with the support of the Nigerian Police and the State Government in particular, we successfully secured judgement leading to the conviction and sentencing of an ND II student of Public Administration.
The said student, Mr. ” Tenimu Muhammed was apprehended with a locally made pistol and some live ammunition while making his way to the campus to sit his final paper.
Mr. Tenimu instead of taking the path of decent life to study and graduate to become a responsible citizen, is currently serving an eight-year prison terms in addition to payment of N8,000 fine to the State Government.
Tenimu was specifically convicted for belonging to an unlawful society (Cult) which he is now regretting”.