Akwa Ibom governor warns varsity students against cultism

Isaac Job, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has once again warned university students against engaging in cultism and other social vices capable of truncating their academic pursuits.

Governor Emmanuel had earlier in 2020 signed an Executive Order proscribing cultism and other violent crimes in the state.

But Emmanuel gave the latest warning on Thursday at the commissioning of the Petroleum Oil and Gas Automation Training Laboratory of Ibom Metropolitan Polytechnic as part of the activities marking the matriculation ceremony of the institution.

Emmanuel, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, urged students to focus on their studies as they are expected to be part of those that will provide the manpower for industries in the state.

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He expressed satisfaction over the level of infrastructural development in the institution adding that the private polytechnic has lived up to expectations and charged the students to make good use of the facilities.

“graduates from this polytechnic will be part of those that will provide the manpower for industries in the state, therefore, there is every need for you to study hard, shun cultism and other social vices capable of truncating your academic pursuit in the institution.”

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Hon Engr. Nnamonso Akpabio, charged the students to conduct themselves well and make good use of the opportunity provided by the institution. He explained that the Academic Board and Management under his watch will not tolerate cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing, stealing and insubordination.

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