20th Matric Ceremony: DSPG Rector Cautions Students Against Negative Tendencies

Faith Anekwe –

Students have been advised to shun every act capable of putting a stop to their academic pursuit.

The Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Uku, Prof. Emmanuel Achuenu gave the hint during the 20th matriculation ceremony held on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Emmanuel Achuenu who described matriculation as students’ formal and official entry into tertiary institutions, noted that it involves a solemn ceremony with the administration of oath of allegiance into the institution.

A Matriculant signing matriculation registry
A Matriculant signing matriculation registry

He stressed that the educational pursuits of the new students should not be taken for granted, and that it should develop their minds towards a good understanding of the dynamics of the society.

He charged the students to work with the institution’s motto which is; “Creativity For Development, saying that they are into a new horizon of learning, and are expected to be an asset not a liability at the end of learning.

DSPG Matriculants
DSPG Matriculants

“You can achieve success by attending lectures, practicals, continuous assessment and examination and at the same time, putting away every negative tendencies like cultism, examination malpractice, stealing, fighting, willful destruction of school or individual properties, gangsterism, general lawlessness and bad dress code, and they are to make sure they are found worthy in character and learning,” he said.

The academia strictly warned the matriculants that whoever breaches the matriculation oath will face the full weight of the law.

A Student in a handshake with Rector
Student in handshake with Rector

He assured the students that his administration which is having it’s first matriculation today (yesterday) was desirous to have synergy with progressive groups and individuals, to move the polytechnic to the next level.

Expressing his happiness towards the growth of the institution since it’s inception in 2003, he recalled that the institution started with just three (3) departments with a student population of only 200; but has metamorphosed into a full blown polytechnic with twenty eight (28) departments and fifty two (52) accredited programmes by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) .

“This year, we are also matriculating our first set of school of Environmental Sciences – our newest school.

“My administration runs an open door policy and maintains robust relationship with all stakeholders and unions on campus,” he said.

Matriculants take the oath of allegiance
Students take matriculation oath

The DSPG Rector thanked the state government, stakeholders, management team and staff for their consistency and support towards moving the institution to an greater height.

Speaking with Africa Investigative Magazine, a lecturer, Department of Science and Laboratory Technology (SLT) Dr. Prince Jason Edisiri, urged the matriculants to remain focused, determined and committed to their books to attain academic height.

Edisiri Jason who doubled as the head of Media and Enlightenment Unit, told the newly admitted to be great ambassadors of the institution anywhere they go to.

He called on the governor to provide an enabling environment, good educational policy that will build the students, psychologically, mentally and otherwise.

One of the matriculants, Miss Gloria Isichei, expressed gladness and plead with the government to reduce the hiked school fee to ease the burden on students.

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