…the Rector spoke on Friday at the 39th matriculation ceremony held at Oko polytechnic
Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Engr. Dr. Francisca Nwafulugo, has warned fresh students to desist from all forms of thuggery, cultism, examination malpractice and other anti social vices.
She urged them to pursue excellence, moral rectitude and good character, assuring that the polytechnic is positioned to offer them quality and impactful academic experience.
Nwafulugo spoke on Friday at the 39th matriculation ceremony held at the polytechnic auditorium and attended by principal officers, the clergy, deans and Heads of departments, among other dignitaries.
“There is need to remind you that your primary assignment here is to study and to successfully graduate in your chosen course of study.
“It is imperative you give it your best and the only way to achieve that is by being studious. You have to work hard and avoid thuggery, cultism, examination malpractice and indecent dressing” she said.
Congratulating the new students for officially being inducted into the institution after successfully passing through the hurdles of admission process, the Rector assured them of condusive environment for teaching and learning.
She added, “There are many things that may distract you and make you lose focus. You must resist them to achieve your dreams. Make friends with students that will inspire and motivate you into becoming the best.
“Being a polytechnic Institutions we aim at raising individuals who will not only be brainy but also could be productive with their hands. Maximize the facilities in this institution to turn your potentials into skill that could be valuable and marketable. I encourage you not to give up.”
The Rector further congratulated Miss Ifeoma Amuche who passed through the Polytechnic and emerged the best in Chinese University after being sponsored to learn Chinese language.
The matriculation vow was administered by Deputy Registrar of the Polytechnic incharge of Personnels, Dr. Blessing Asuzu.
While speaking to The Daily Vendor correspondent some of the matriculants, Mr. Vincent Agwu of Mechanical Engineering and Miss Judith Nwafor of Computer Science Department, expressed joy and promised to be good students.