THE Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday issued a stern warning to the newly admitted students on the type of dresses to wear on campus.
The Rector, Oludele Itiola, cautioned that no student of the polytechnic should wear “wicked jeans”, failure of which such student would be dismissed from the institution.
Wearing of such dresses and any other seductive dresses would attract immediate expulsion, Itiola stressed.
He gave the warning during the matriculation ceremony of 5,000 newly admitted students for 2015/2016 academic session.
The event was held at the Gbenga Daniel Auditorium located at Ojere, Abeokuta permanent site of the polytechnic.
“This advice is coming on the heels of a number of campus vices that are prevalent in higher institutions these days,” Itiola said. “Here at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, we shall not tolerate acts like indecent dressing, we don’t want to see you putting on what is known as wicked jeans or dresses that would expose you bodies.”
Similarly, he warned that any students caught involved in examination malpractices, cultism and cult related acts, fighting, stealing and other vices would also receive appropriate sanction.
Itiola said: “We shall not hesitate to show you the doors, if you are found culpable of these and others as indicated in your students’ handbook.
“Indeed, that handbook should be like your Bible and Quran forthwith. I implore you to only associate yourselves with a number of management approved societies and associations which as good students, you are eligible and encouraged to join.”
The Rector told the students that their primary objective was to obtain Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma, adding that any other objective was secondary as “your days at primary and secondary education levels are gone-by and this is the time and stage for you all to put your feet on the path towards the dreams you intend to actualize.”
“I need to emphasise that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta will continually lay credence to quality in our operations and systems, he said, adding: “We need to, for example, maintain the highest quality in our admission processes and always endeavour to keep within regulatory policies as dictated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).”
Itiola further stressed: “I advise you to be focused, committed and ensure discipline. On this campus, despite our obvious challenges there is every chance that we possess all that are required to make you excel in your endeavours.
“It is left to you, to be what you want to be. On our part, we shall continue to ensure a better academic environment with modern teaching aids and facilities.”