Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Matriculates 4,000 Applicants For 2016/2017 Academic Session
No fewer than 4,000 Students took the matriculation oath of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.
The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO) in Ondo State is established to train responsible citizens by imparting quality knowledge to students, its Rector, Mr Boniface Ologunagba, has said. The rector said the objective would not be compromised no matter the challenges his administration faces.
Ologunagba spoke during the matriculation that 4,000 students was admitted by the school. The event was held at the school’s 800-seater Lecture Theatre.
The rector told the freshers that they owe their parents and the nation responsibility to attain the best and be responsible citizens. He said their success depended on the character they put up, urging them to imbibe good character that would bring out the best in them.
The rector assured that the school would continue to provide a platform for healthy academic competition and make the environment conducive for learning to enable students compete with their peers across the world.
He said: “This polytechnic is justifying its excellence with luminous distinctions and a long list of laurels. The school has been rated by national and international bodies as the best state polytechnic in Nigeria. This means you have uncommon opportunity to study in this place and become the best.”
Ologunaga advised the freshers to guide their admission jealously, urging them to desist from acts that could lead to their expulsion.
He said: “Your dreams to become champions in various spheres of life are achievable if you would be ready to maximise the limitless opportunities that your admission to this institution offers you. I urge you to follow the steps of your senior colleagues, who have written their names in gold by doing the institution proud.”
Ologunagba said the school frowns at vice, including cultism, hooliganism, rape and examination malpractice, advising the fresh students to abide by the oath of the matriculation. He said there would be strict penalty for violators.
A fresher, Olajumoke Fasaye, admitted into the Department of Mass Communication, promised to study hard to attain excellence.
The school announced reinstatement of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) activities. The union led by Temidayo Ayejuyo was reinstated a few hours before the matriculation.