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Campus cultism: Nasarawa Poly Rector reads riot act



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By Abubakar Lawal Lafia

The Management of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia has vowed to rid the institurion of cultism, saying students who not renounce cultism should look elsewhere.

Rector of the Polytechnic, Mrs. Justina Kotso in an interactive session with journalists in her office while monitoring student resumption after reopening of the institution as result of COVID-19 pandemic has said.

“We are working round the clock with our internal and external securities in ensuring those involved in cultistism activities does not exist in this institution because there is no room for them. She said.

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“Though since I assumed office there was no report of such yet, I will not relent or we are not going to sleep over it.”

Mrs. Kotso further explained that all machanisim will be put in place to eradicate cultistism activities completely without fear or favor with a view to providing an enabling environment for learning for those who are ready to learn.

While responding to questions on COVID-19 protocols, the Rector comfirmed that the Management of the institution have provided all the facilities needed regards to safety of both students and staff.

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“The facilities include thermometers, hand washing buckets, hand sanitizers and facemask.

“On social distancing, she said that seating arrangement is no longer as it use to be before the outbreak of the pandemic, which ccording to her, seat that 6 students used for lectures now has only 3 students to occupy.

Mrs. Kotso informed journalists that lectures will be segmented in efforts to reduce congestion and adherence to social distancing regulations.

“For more information all our staff and lectures have agreed to this new method base on the challenges we find ourselves.

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Enumerated some of challenges confronting, Mrs. Kotso described prameter fencing as a biggest challenge.

“I’m appealing to our listening Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule to come to our aid by fencing the institution because the way it is now, is not secured.

According to her, absence of fence pave ways for intruder criminals, while commending the governor for considering education as his topmost piority in the state.


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