[Ibadan]–The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has vowed to suspend or totally expel any student who is found guilty of violating the institution’s dress code.
The Rector of the institution, Professor Olatunde Fawole made this submission on Wednesday, February 22, during the 2016/2017 matriculation ceremony for newly admitted National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) students of the institution, held at the new lecture theatre of the institution.
He said that the management of the institution had set a standard dress code and made available in the information handbook, hence any student found guilty of violating the rules would be dealt with.
He said, “The Polytechnic Ibadan posses a unique image which we cherish dearly and that continues to rub on its products. This image has not come by chance but was earned through hard work, dedication to duty and a strong sense of discipline among staff and students. To this end, the institution would not compromise its hard-earned impressive image for any damaging misconduct from any student”.
“It is instructive to let you know that any student who flouts this dress code shall be warned at the first instance while subsequent defiance could result in suspension for one or two semesters or outright expulsion, as the case may be”.
Fawole who disclosed that only 5,790 students out of the 65,633 candidates that applied for both ND and HND courses in the institution were picked, maintained that a task force had been inaugurated to enforce the law.
“A task force has been inaugurated to conduct periodic search into lecture theatres, hostels, entrance gates etc to fish out any deviant student. Your morality must not be questionable as The Polytechnic, Ibadan, would not award its Diploma Certificate to any student that lacks moral. We believe that education without morals is null and void”.
He then assured the students that all the programmes and courses in the institution have been duly accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), as well as other relevant professional bodies concerned with programmes accreditation.
“I want to assure you that the programmes being run in the institution are fully accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), as well as other relevant professional bodies concerned with programmes accreditation.”Please Follow Us @ThePageNg