The rector, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Dr. Okorie K. Osonwa has Urged students of the polytechnic to shun cultism and other social vices capable of hindering their primary mission in the institution.
Dr. Osonwa who was speaking at the 26th Matriculation Ceremony of the Polytechnic reminded the matriculants and other students of the need to ensure that they respect constituted authority and be of good behavior throughout their stay in the polytechnic.
“I implore the students to be of good conduct and take their studies seriously, bearing in mind that some of them are being trained by their parents, while some are the ones who are training themselves despite the economic hardship in the country.
“Remember that this institution has zero tolerance for cultism and examination malpractices and as such, your parents and society expect much from you, so you should do all they could to graduate on record time.”
Osonwa while commending the efforts of the governor and visitor of the Polytechnic, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for his best thought towards the repositioning of the Polytechnic towards a greater height, said that the assistance of the governor has been part of the success story of the school.
The Poly rector added that the three-day summit which was to seek ways to chart a new course for the polytechnic which was convened by the Governor has started yielding positive fruits.
He also thanked the state governor for appointing leadership of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic led by Elder John Nwangborogwu whose support, Osonwa is driving home the plans of the governor for the polytechnic to its workforce and students as well.
While thanking the lectures for what they have been doing in supporting the solid foundation that has been set up in making sure that the students of the polytechnic get quality and quantitative education, the Poly rector expressed confidence that the school will hold its long-awaited convocation soon.
Some of the matriculating students, including Miss Okoroafor Victoria of the Department of Mass Communication, said that they were happy that the school which was their first choice gave them admission.
Victoria and others promised to be of good conduct and behavior, and to abide by the rules and regulations governing the activities of the students throughout their stay in the polytechnic.