The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo, on Friday rusticated 18 students and 62 others for breaching the rules of the institution during the 2016/2017 academic session.
The Rector of the institution, Dr. Sanusi Jimah, disclosed this during the 36th matriculation of the 2017/2018 students in Auchi.
He maintained the non acceptance of misconduct in any shape, form or fashion declaring the management would not hesitate to mete out necessary sanctions against any student found violating policies.
He added that “students who present fake credentials to gain admission would not find a safe haven at the institution.
“All the credentials you presented during the registration process will be verified.
“If the credentials are found to be fake, the penalty is expulsion from the Polytechnic.’’ said Jimah.
The rector gave details on how 11,173 students constituting 6,318 for National Diploma and 4,855 for Higher National Diploma courses were admitted into the institution for the current session.
He advised the students to eschew cultism, violence, examination malpractice and other vices. admonishing them to imbibe dialogue, peaceful co-existence, discipline and hard work to excel in their studies.
“You have come into this institution at a time that management is on a mission for transformation.
“This transformation agenda is directed at ensuring that corrupt practices are eliminated in the conduct of academic and other transactions in the polytechnic.
“The management will come down on staff who extort money from students to enhance their examination grades or request gratifications to pass students.
“Just as we hold staff accountable for proper conduct, so also management will hold students accountable for discipline and full compliance with the rules and regulations operating on campus,’’ he said.
The rector assured the students that staff and management would provide the enabling environment for them to excel.
He assured that the institution would continue to promote quality education by employing modern teaching and learning facilities.
“Beginning from this session, the polytechnic is putting finishing touches to the take-off of computer-based examination for all ND 1 and HND 1 students.
“This will advance the students’ knowledge on the use of electronic means of learning.
“Computer is of immense benefit in today’s world driven by information technology, and it reduces sharp practices to the barest minimum.’’ said the Rector during his address to mark the event.