The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, has warned that it will apply commensurate punishment on any teaching staff found to be engaging in sorting, mutilation of results, sexual harassment and all forms of exploitation. The Rector, Dr. (Mrs.) Celestina Njoku, read the riot act during the institution’s Quarterly General Assembly.
“I urge any staff involved in any of these vices to desist from it forthwith. Anybody caught in any of such vices will face the commensurate music”, the Rector warned. Continuing, Mrs. Njoku enjoined staff to avoid lateness to work, absenteeism, loitering and truancy, stressing that rumour peddlers will end up destroying themselves and not the school.
“Rumour peddlers will end up destroying themselves and not the Polytechnic. Anyone who destroys himself or herself should not accuse the Polytechnic management of witch-hunting him or her”, she said.
On the recent fire that destroyed Hostel B, the Rector explained it was not caused by faulty wiring but by a student who was cooking with stove in the female hostel.
“Both the Division of Student Affairs and hall supervisors had earlier warned the students not to cook in the hstels, yet they smuggle stoves into the halls of residence and cook inside their rooms. This is contrary to the rules and regulations of the institution”, Mrs. Njoku said.