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Oko Poly students on warpath with lecturers over planned protest

By Emeka Mamah

Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko,Anambra State have threatened a show down with lecturers of the institution, should they attempt to disrupt the Computer-Based Examinations, CBT,and OMR scheduled to commence today by the management.

It was gathered that lecturers of the institution, led by the former Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Oko chapter, Dr Onyeka Uwakwe, had completed plans to lead a protest against management’s resolve to use the computer to administer examination for the students.

The students in a five page petition to the Rector, Professor Godwin Onu, dated August 1, 2014, and signed by the President, Students Union Government, Martin Umeokonkwo, Speaker of House of Parliament, Nwali Paul and the acting Chief Justice of SUG, Okafor Chidiebere, described the computer method of administering examination as the best for them.

They argued that the method would check missing scripts, sales of unauthorized text books by lecturers, extortion, improve marking and computation speed, accuracy, amongst others, adding that they were disposed to embracing technology to set example for other institutions across the country.


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