Rector Cautions Fresh Students Against Contravention of Regulations at Matriculation Ceremony
Fresh students of The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti have been cautioned to show mutual respect to everyone on campus and shy away from running foul of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Institution.
Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye gave the charge in his address at the matriculation ceremony for the 2021/2022 Academic Session held at the Institution’s Sports Complex, on Friday, 3rd June, 2022.
The Rector warned the newly admitted students that, “you must not, under any circumstances, take the law into your own hands, as this may lead to the disruption of the academic calendar with the program duration being unduly prolonged.”
Dr. Oladebeye reiterated that the future socio economic status or potential of the students would largely be determined by what they were able to do with the opportunities placed at their disposal during the period of their studentship of the Polytechnic.
He further advised the students that, “you should therefore not involve yourself in any act whatsoever that could truncate the published academic calendar as approved by the Academic Board.”
The Rector, while admonishing the fresh students to embrace sanity and shun all vices and anti- social behaviors, also warned that, “it will be disastrous for a negligible few who may wish to jettison the laudable reason for being students and instead embrace evil or any form of anti-social activities.”
Dr. Oladebeye emphasised that such unscrupulous elements would not be allowed to dent or tarnish the hard-earned reputation of the Polytechnic and further warned that any bad egg among the students, caught involved in any vice, will be made to bear the full wrath of the law.
He assured the newly- admitted students that, while the management of the Polytechnic would continue to accord students’ welfare it’s pride of place in the scheme of things, “it shall not, however, fold its arms when the foundation of the welfare of these same students is being threatened by the students themselves”.
The Rector, while also reiterating the commitment of his administration towards the pursuance of academic excellence with a view to achieving the Institution’s vision, assured that he would continue to do all he can, within the context of available resources, to ensure an enabling environment that would pave way for training and retraining of staff that would continue to give students of the Institution the best attention possible.
Dr Oladebeye noted that the Polytechnic, with over 100 PhD holders among its staff across cadres, has remained a leading Institution in the area of delivering and discharging academic excellence in all spheres, to both students and other knowledge seekers across the world.
Highlights of the 2021/2022 matriculation ceremony was the administration of the oath of allegiance and matriculation oath by the Registrar, Mrs. Kehinde Ekanem, on the fresh students admitted to the ND I and HND I, morning and evening programmes of the Institution.
Also at the grandiose open-air event, 63 students,who came tops as the overall best students at their respective ND I and HND I classes at the end of the 2020/2021 academic session, received their certificates and ten thousand naira cash prizes each.
In a special gesture by the Rector, a special recognition and Award of Commendation certificate with ten-thousand-naira cash award was also given to a fresh ND I student of Mass Communication, Miss FADUGBA, Pelumi Opeyemi, for perfectly reciting the lyrics of the Polytechnic’s Anthem during the Orientation program held the previous day.
Director of Protocol, Information and Public Relations
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
Friday, 3rd June, 2022