No fewer than 7,066 Students were admitted into the Akwa Ibom State University During the 35th Matriculation Ceremony held last week.
The Acting Rector of Polytechnic, Dr. Sanusi Jimah, speaking at the event aid out of the admitted students, 2,493 would pursue National Diploma (ND) and 4,573 Higher National Diploma (HND) courses.
He warned lecturers of the institution against extortion of money from students, saying that any lecturer caught in the act would be sanctioned appropriately.
Jimah said that the warning became imperative following complaints by students over extortion of money by some lecturers of the institution.
He frowned at the development, warning that management would not tolerate such sharp practice.
Dr. Jinah warned newly admitted students in the institution to shun cultism, violence, examination malpractice and others vices, adding that the polytechnic would not hesitate to expel any student found wanting.
He also admonished the students to imbibe dialogue, peaceful co-existence, discipline and hard work, to excel in their studies.
The rector assured the students that staff and management of the institution would provide the enabling environment for them to excel. (NAN)