Kogi poly matriculates 4349 students, declares total war on Cultism, Gun running, Indecent dressing, cybercrimes.

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Kogi state Polytechnic, Lokoja, on Wednesday matriculated a total of four thousand, three hundred and forty nine students for 2023/2024 academic year.

This is even as the management promised to sustain it’s war on Cultism, gunrunning , Indecent dressing; cybercrime, examination malpractices and other antisocial behaviours.

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, gave the charge while administering oath of allegiance on the students at the convocation ground of the main campus in Lokoja.

The Rector, said , 3124 have been admitted into the National Diploma ND and 1225 students admitted into the HND programs spread across Schools and Departments of the Polytechnic.

The students were admitted into Departments in the Schools of Agricultural Technology, Applied Sciences, Art Design and Printing, Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management Studies.

Dr. Ogbo described the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja as a student-centered Institution in all ramifications, with a salient mission to build an environment that is conducive to group and independent learning experiences.

He noted that the school is desirous of training students that will represent the pride and good image of the institution and confident to play significant role in moulding students both in character and learning.

“We will continue to work towards making the Polytechnic environment more user friendly and ensure there personal growth and development. We shall also continue to ensure that our graduates are responsible citizens who will contribute to the development of our dear Kogi State and Nigeria at large”.

The Rector reiterated that the ban on all tribal associations on campus is still in force until further notice, pointing out that it is in the interest of collectivity and harmonious coexistence on the campus.

The Polytechnic, Dr Ogbo mentioned has zero tolerance for all forms of social vices such as cultism, gun-running, examination malpractice, drug abuse.

He added that alcoholic addiction, unhealthy social gatherings, cybercrimes, incitement to violence, gangsterism, misuse and destruction of public property, stealing, indecent dressing, among others would not be condone, warned the students to stay away from vices to avoid running foul of the law.

“Let me particularly emphasize on cultism, which is completely forbidden on our campus. You are therefore warned to desist from any form of luring cultist related activities. It may interest you to know that, we have specifically put in place all visible and invisible security architectures in strategic places to deal with cultists, their sympathisers and sponsors. You are therefore advised to stay free of all cult-related lifestyles. You are also advised to report any move intended to intimidate and lure you into or enlist you into cultism”. He warned.

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