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Rector reads riot act to students, staff

By  Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—The authorities of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, has warned that it will not hesitate to expel and prosecute any student or staff caught involved in any of the serious crime,  plaguing the country presently.

The Rector, Chief Onyekwere Nwankwo, who read the riot act at the weekend, while addressing the matriculating students of the institution,  revealed that 3,387 students were admitted for the current academic session.

“We shall not hesitate to expel and even prosecute any student or staff caught in any of the heinous crime. We are, however, fully committed to providing you with the necessary facilities and an enabling environment conducive enough for teaching and learning,” Nwankwo said.

He also warned the fresh students that the school was at the vanguard in the war against cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing and other social ills currently plaguing the society.

“We are determined to turn out to the labour market, not just graduates with paper certificates, but fully baked graduates with skills to contribute to building of a virile and more prosperous Nigeria,” he said.

He reminded parents and guardians that the upbringing of the young ones requires the cooperative efforts of both teachers and parents, adding that parents should not leave the fate of their children solely in the hands of teachers.

“Parents and guardians should know the company their children and wards keep. They should be interested in their education by making efforts to find out how they are getting on with their studies,” the Rector said.


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