By Raymond Osho
The Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Dr. Adeola Odedina has vehemently warned students of the institution against cultism, exam malpractice and other illegal practices that could embarrassed the institution.
Odedina stated this on Thursday August 8, 2019 during the matriculation of 1,500 newly admited students of MAPOLY. He explained that the matriculation ceremony was taking place first in three years after the institution was converted into an degree awarding institution and later reversed.
The Rector who urged the matriculants to be committed, focused and disciplined so as to graduate in flying colours stressed that the Polytechnic is a reference point to entrepreneurship and technological education.
He said: ”As fresh students, let me urge you to mind who you associate with, refuse any unsolicited assistance from any one. Run away from anything that is capable of dragging the name of the institution and your families to the mud, instead, invest your energy in positive and productive works that will write your name in gold.
”Let me remind you that your primary aim on this campus is to obtain degree which will help you achieve your dreams.
”It is pertinent you know that the Management of the Polytechnic will not be disposed to some anti-social behaviours, examination misconducts, indecent dressings, secret associations which you have sworn against today”
Dr. Odedina also advised that the matriculants should eschew all forms of vices that could truncate their assignment and encouraging them to take leadership positions in various fields that they have chosen.
He lamented the dichotomy between the HND and BSc argueing that products of polytechnic are proven job creators and role models as dependable employees.
The National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) students admitted for the 2019/ 2020 academic session were those matriculated.
Former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, before his exit from office decided to convert the Polytechnic into a university of Science and Technology, but Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration has rescinded the decision.