The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has warned newly matriculated students of the institution to desist from any act that could tarnish image of the institution.
It said they must not destroy the hard-earned image of the school through misconducts.
The institution said been the foremost and most preferred tertiary institution by many applicants seeking admission into Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology in Nigeria.
Speaking in Ibadan at the matriculation ceremony of 2023/2023 students of institution, the Rector, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, urged the students to be responsible, responsive and law abiding so to graduate with good grades.
He maintained the institution possesses unique positive image which is cherished dearly.
The image, according to him, was earned through hardwork, dedication to duty and strong sense of discipline among staff and students.
“The fact that moral decadence is visible everywhere destroying the moral of the society, a reputable tertiary institution will not close it’s eyes to it because few people believe that the crazy attitude encourage and tolerated by others should be embraced by all, the Polytechnic will not be part of it.
“Remember that you are today laying a foundation which must be solid enough to support the structure you are going to build on, whatever you are going to be in future, the foundation is being laid now, what you do today would determine your tomorrow.”
“I want to use this medium to advise you to spend your time wisely, using your time to ping or browse unnecessary is time wasting and could be destructive,” he said.
He noted that 11,183 students applied for National Diploma (ND) as either first or second choice out of which 6,435 were admitted.
He added that 6,009 candidates also applied for Higher National Diploma (HND) programme, out of which 3,261 were admitted
He thanked Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde for supporting the institution on accreditation which according to him, is the backbone of any institution.