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Ado Poly Charges Students On Skill Acquisition, Matriculates 3000

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John Abiodun, Ado Ekiti 

Fresh students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti have been charged to key into the institution’s determination to produce Industry-compliant graduates and entrepreneurs in line with Federal Government’s policy of ensuring that graduates aspire to be job-creators rather than job-seekers.”

Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Taiwo Theresa Akande, gave the charge during the matriculation ceremony for about 3000 National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) students admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session, pointing out that “the era of depending on certificate alone is over”.

Akande said that since the future belongs to those who have extra skills beyond the certificates, it was necessary for all to acquire the needed skills to breakthrough.

The Rector also urged the students to discover and unleash their talents so that whatever training they received in the course of their studies would be aided by their potentials which would make them unique persons with personal identity.

Akande, who also advised the students to use every second of their stay on campus judiciously, stressed that “time management is an essential tool and determinant if one’s place in the society is to be assured in the future.

“Also, if wisely invested, it will have direct impact on their academic performance”.

She also disclosed that the management had put in a vigilant security network to closely monitor students and sniff out the bad eggs among them “because the institution has zero tolerance for evil and anti-social activities”, stressing that “any unscrupulous element caught will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The Rector enjoined the students to make the best use of the facilities on campus so that they could derive optimum benefits.

She said: “The Management of the institution is striving hard within the limits of the resources at its disposal to make the environment conducive for serious academic work”.

The event also witnessed presentation of prizes to ‘Rector’s Scholars ‘who emerged as the best students in their ND I and HND I classes of 2015/2016 Academic year in all the programmes in the institution.

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