By Carol Utulu
The Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, has warned fresh students that acts of indecent dressing and other vices will not be tolerated on campus.
The Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Stella Chiemeke, gave the warning in her address at the 13th matriculation ceremony of the institution held late on Wednesday in Ogwashi-Uku.
She said the polytechnic would deal decisively with students who indulge in examination malpractice, prostitution, indecent dressing, cultism and hooliganism.
“Today, a total number of 2,048 students will be inducted for both the OND and HND programmes of the polytechnic.
“The Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, is on the path of attaining world class standard and as such all students are expected to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the institution.
“Please note that this institution has zero tolerance for negative vices such as examination malpractice, prostitution, indecent dressing and cultism.
“The full weight of the law would be applied on any student caught indulging in any of these aforementioned vices,” Chiemeke said.
The rector disclosed that the institution has recorded continuous growth and development over the past 13 years of its inception.
According to her, with a student population of just 200 upon its inception, the polytechnic is matriculating a total of 2,048 students for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Chiemeke disclosed that the institution strove to produce high quality graduates who could be self-employed and employers of labour as well.
She said: “The polytechnic currently has all academic programmes fully accredited by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).
“At inception 13 years ago, the polytechnic commenced with just three departments, but today, we have increased to 25 departments.”
The rector encouraged the matriculating students to adopt the principle of hard work, diligence and a commitment to achieving their academic goal and success in life.
One of the matriculating students, Miss Mary-Cynthia Onyebuchi, told NAN in an interview that she was in the polytechnic to develop herself and make her family proud.
Onyebuchi, 23, said she would make good use of the opportunity provided by her parents to further her development and achieve success.
“I was offered admission into the National Diploma programme to study Science Laboratory Technology.
“I must confess that I feel highly delighted to further my education and make my parents proud for their investment in me,” Onyebuchi said. (NAN)