From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Rector of Niger state Polytechnic Zungeru, Dr. Umar Ahmed Egbako has called on the newly matriculated students to shun cultism, examination malpractice, and other related social vices as he matriculated 2,942 students for 2018/2019 session.
Egbako made this known during the combined matriculation ceremony for the 2018/2019 session, held at the new auditorium in Wushishi local government area.
The Rector said security is everybody’s business, called on the students to always display their identification card within and outside the campus for easy identification.
“I enjoin you to play your role as responsible students by always displaying your identity cards for easy identification especially now that the country is going through some security challenges,” he remarked.
“I want to categorically inform all the matriculating students that our zero tolerance policy on examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, indecent dressing, theft, rape, extortion, sexual harassment, certificate racketeering and all other forms of misconduct is nonnegotiable!.”
Consequently, over 2,031 regular students and 911 part-time students were matriculated giving a total of 2,942 of matriculation students on the campuses of Zungeru and Bida respectively.
The Rector said his administration has produced thirteen doctorate degree holders, while over 25 academic staff are doing their Ph.D and about 105 are currently pursuing their masters degree within and outside Nigeria.