Kogi Poly matriculates 6,216 students for the 2021/2022 academic session

Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, on Thursday March 24, matriculated 6,216 students into various programmes

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Kogi Poly matriculates 6,216 students for the 2021/2022 academic session
Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, addressing the matriculants & others presents

Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, on Thursday March 24, matriculated 6,216 students into various programmes of the institution, for the 2021/2022 academic session, with a charge on the matriculants, to shun vices that can affect their stay in the polytechnic.


Addressing the matriculating students at the Main Campus of the institution in Lokoja, Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, revealed that a total of 5, 229 students of National Diploma (ND1) and 987 students of Higher National Diploma (HND1) were matriculated into the institution’s School of Art, Design and Printing, School of Management Studies, School of Engineering, School of Environmental Technology and School of Part-Time and Vocational Studies.


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the Rector, who emphasized the need for the new students to prioritize their studies, cautioned them against cultism, indecent dressing, religious bigotry, examination malpractice, alcoholism, unhealthy social gatherings and cybercrimes, among others.


Dr. Usman, stated: "Within the ambience of our value for academic excellence, creativity and self-reliance, you have unlimited opportunities to explore and succeed in any virtuous endeavour. 


"While you enjoy these opportunities, it should be noted that the Institution, has zero tolerance for all forms of social vices, such as cultism, gun-running, examination malpractice, alcoholism, unhealthy social gatherings, cybercrimes, incitement to violence, gangsterism, misuse and destruction of school property, stealing and indecent dressing. 


"We want to reiterate that while noble acts attract rewards, all vices will be met with heavy sanctions. You should endeavour to obtain, read and digest the revised edition of the students’ information handbook that will be distributed through your respective departments. Ignorance of the law, has no place in this school and will not be condoned. 


"Indiscipline, poor academic performance, unruly behaviour and insubordination are highly forbidden in this institution. You are therefore expected to exhibit high sense of discipline, while in the polytechnic, as the institution will not award its certificates to students that are deficient in character and learning. 


"Cultism is completely forbidden on our campus, all the visible and invisible security architectures of the polytechnic placed in so many strategic places have preventive mechanisms to deal with cultists, their sympathizers and their sponsors. 


"Students are advised to stay safe and free from all cult-related lifestyles. Students are also advised to report any move intended to intimidate, lure them into or enlist them in cultism from any quarters to the security unit".


Meanwhile, Dr. Usman, has made a passionate appeal to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to reconsider giving Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, a Computer Based Test Examination Centre.


Dr. Usman, regretted that the former CBTE Centre approved for the institution ran into a hitch, disclosing that as a result of the alleged action or inaction of a staff of the institution, the CBTE Centre was penalized.


He added that the matter was however being addressed administratively, with the view to unraveling the circumstances that led to the hitch.

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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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