By Ijeoma Edward,
The Rector of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku, Professor Stella Chiemeke has warned new students that acts of indecent dressing and other vices will not be tolerated on campus.
The Rector gave the warning during the institution’s 13th matriculation ceremony held Wednesday evening in Ogwashi-Uku.
She said the polytechnic will deal decisively with students who engage in abusive behaviours, examinations malpractices, prostitution, indecent dressing, worship and hooliganism.
“Today, a total of 2,048 students will be inducted into the OND and HND programs at the polytechnic.
“Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku is on its way to world-class standards and as such all students are expected to strictly adhere to the institution’s rules and regulations.
“Please note that this institution has zero-tolerance for negative vices such as professional misconduct, prostitution, indecent dressing and worship.
“The full weight of the law would be applied to any student caught engaging in any of these aforementioned vices,” Chiemeke said.
The rector revealed that the institution has experienced continuous growth and development over the past 13 years of its establishment.
According to her, with a student population of only 200 at its inception, the polytechnic enrolled a total of 2,048 students for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Chiemeke revealed that the institution strives to produce high-quality graduates who could be self-employed and employers of labour.
She said: “The polytechnic currently has all academic programs fully accredited by the National Council for Technical Education (NBTE).
“When it was founded 13 years ago, the polytechnic started out with just three departments, but today we have grown to 25 departments.”
The rector encouraged enrolled students to embrace the principle of hard work, diligence and commitment to achieve their academic goal and achieve success in life.
One of the students, Miss Mary-Cynthia Onyebuchi, told NAN in an interview that she was in polytechnic to grow and make her family proud.
Onyebuchi, 23, said she would take advantage of the opportunity offered by her parents to continue her development and succeed.
“I was offered admission to the national diploma program to study science laboratory technology.
“I must admit that I am very happy to continue my studies and to make my parents proud of their investment in me,” said Onyebuchi. (NOPE)