Akwa Ibom State Government has called on newly admitted students of the State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, to shun all forms of hooliganism, cultism, examination malpractice and disobedience to authority.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet gave the warning Wednesday, during the 26th matriculation ceremony of the state-owned institution, held at the Polytechnic matriculation ground, Ikot Osurua.
Reiterating the state Government’s zero tolerance for cultism, sexual harassment and other social vices, she admonished the matriculants to sustain the good name which the institution has carved out for itself, over the years.
She congratulated the matriculants and charged them to strictly adhere to the Students’ orientation exercise designed to acquaint every new student with the norms, values and traditions of the college.
Mrs Etiebet harped on the need to raise the bar on education. (C) Education Ministry
Speaking further, Mrs Etiebet called for support and partnership to enable the State Government to actualise her vision for the Education sub-sector.
“Our Education-loving Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has left no stone unturned towards transforming the Education sector for effectiveness and efficiency,” she said. “We need to support his lofty goals by partnering with His Excellency to achieve academic success. I call on all of us here present, to join hands together to raise the bar on Education.”
Etiebet however commended the Governing Council of the Polytechnic, as well as the teaching and non-teaching staff for their unwavering efforts in grooming and nurturing the students to succeed in their respective fields of study even as she pledged the State Government’s continuous support for the institution.
Earlier, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Moses Umobong while presenting his welcome address, thanked God for the success of the 26th matriculation Ceremony, which according to him, was earlier postponed due to the ravaging impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
While congratulating the matriculants, Dr Umobong also described Governor Emmanuel as the institution’s pillar of progress.
“Akwa Ibom State Government under the leadership of Mr Udom Emmanuel has always and promptly paid our Teaching and non-teaching staff salaries and other emoluments without fail. This gesture has therefore motivated our staff to put in their best towards making the Polytechnic and its graduands top-notch in the country.
“His Excellency’s support for this institution is enormous. He is the backbone of the glaring new infrastructure in the campus.
“I wish to specifically mention the long completed (and ready for Commissioning) brand new woodwork facility with first-class machinery. The high level, second to none, computerization process in the institution is also traceable with gratitude.” Umobong said.
The Rector also called on the newly admitted students to be of good conduct, adding that measures have been put in place to checkmate all forms of social vices.
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