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Ede Polytechnic Rector Warns Matriculants Against Social Vices

The Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun, Dr John  Adekolawole, has warned the 6,857 newly admitted students of the institution against engaging in social vices. 

Adekolawole gave the warning during the polytechnic's 28th matriculation of the institution on Friday in Ede.

Listing the vices, the Rector said that the institution would not tolerate looting, arson, disobedience, examination malpractices, drug abuse, and indecent dressing, among others. 

“You have a purpose for coming here. The purpose cannot be achieved through magic because the purpose is not magic.

“It is something you must constantly and consciously pursue and create with the right approach.

“The polytechnic detests cheating in examination in any form and will not hesitate to take immediate action on such matter.

“You are advised to be of good behaviour throughout your studentship,” he said.

He added that the school was not a fashion parade ground, therefore, dressing indecently would not be accepted, noting that it had a rigidly mandatory dress code which must be followed by every student. 

He urged the students to avoid spending unfounded information on the internet but to show and embrace love, tolerance and respect irrespective of individual differences.

“Be mindful of the fact that no person has the right to take the law into his or her own hands in this polytechnic. Violence has and never will solve any problem,” he said.

In his remark to the new students, Adekolawole encouraged the new students to make you of every opportunity they found while on campus.  

He also revealed that the polytechnic had received approval to award higher degrees including M.Tech. and PhD. Tech.

“With this our HND graduates can proceed to M.Tech directly.

“Also, the dichotomy between the HND and B.Sc has been addressed to the delight of many,” the Rector said.

The Rector called on the government and other stakeholders in the education sector to work together to put an end to the consistent strikes by tertiary institution-based unions, saying the issue is "getting out of hand".

“Over the years, majority of Nigerian students are being deprived of their rights to education, while some are made to spend more than the required years on their programmes.

“The whole issue is getting out of hand and before it gets to a point of students and youths taking to anarchy, the government and all stakeholders in the educational sectors should find Timely and lasting solutions to the issue.

“It is high time we salvage our educational sector from this state in order to move it to the next level of greatness,” he said.

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