“I inherited an institution whose cultists were demigods.” — Rector Kogi Poli

“I inherited a facility where the cultists were demigods.” — Rector Kogi Poli

The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Usman Ogbo, said semi-theistic believers have taken over the facility terrorizing students and staff on the campus.

Mr Ogbo disclosed this at a press conference in Lokoja on Thursday to mark the commencement of activities to mark the 4th joint convocation ceremony of the institution.

The Chancellor noted that this group of criminal elements continued to wreak havoc within the polytechnic environment until the management of the institution under his supervision curbed their negative activities within the campus. revealed.

He said the current administration of the polytechnic had succeeded in dealing with the security monster by strengthening the security structure of the university through effective intelligence collection on the activities of cultists and other criminal groups.

Professor Ogbo said, “These efforts have yielded significant results, including the arrest of some students and non-students who attempted to enter campus in possession of firearms, other dangerous weapons, and illegal drugs.'' Stated.

“Our security efforts and strategies also helped us discover the notorious syndicate known as the ‘Magic Center’ located in Sarkin Norma. There, students were arrested while writing exams using question papers and booklets.

“You will also agree that polytechnics have had a very disturbing image problem in the past, bordering on negative press and other threatening social vices.

“We are also concerned about educational institutions lacking functional student accommodation, lack of ICT, ethnic polarization, disorganized physical environments with dilapidated infrastructure, and poor communication between staff and students. inherited such educational institutions as a general lack of discipline.

“The University of Technology has suffered a tarnished image and severed ties with relevant funding agencies due to contract failures and abandonment of projects over more than a decade.”

He further said that the polytechnic had been having problems with the accreditation of virtually all of its programs for over nine years, in addition to cumulative convocation problems after producing students at both the National Diploma level and the Higher National Diploma level. Stated.

“To regain our lost glory, we have introduced the 3R mission of ‘repair, reform and restore’ and have tackled it head-on through consultation and a committee system,” he said.

According to the university president, 249 students will graduate with excellent results at the fourth joint convocation ceremony.

He also revealed that 145 students graduated with honors at National Diploma level and 104 are scheduled to graduate with honors at higher National Diploma level.

“A total of 7,653 students have graduated with national qualifications in various programs and 4,427 students have graduated with higher national qualifications in various programmes,” he added.

Source: dailypost.ng

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