Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic in Rivers State has held her 30th Matriculation Ceremony of 2020/2021 academic session.
Addressing the new students at the campus auditorium in Port Harcourt, the Rector Dr. Samuel Kalagbor said he is delighted to welcome all the students on behalf of the Governing Council, Academic Board, Staff and Students of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic to the Matriculation Ceremony.
Charging the students to shun social vices, the Rector maintained that the Polytechnic has zero-tolerance to cultism, examination malpractices, sorting, sexual harassment, indecent dressing, stealing and other unwholesome behaviors, warning that culprits would be fished out and sent home.
“We are sincerely grateful to God who graciously made today’s event a reality and protected the Polytechnic Community from the vagaries of the COVID-19 pandemic and security challenges at this time.”
He also informed them that the foundation of the institution was built on excellence and integrity, adding that lecturers are not allowed to sell hand-outs while recommended books were only to be purchased in the bookshop.
Dr. Kalagbor equally assured them of a serene and conducive learning environment.
“I am proud to inform you that the Polytechnic has significantly sustained and consolidated the gains of the change of nomenclature from ‘College’ to ‘Polytechnic’ in 2016.”
He also thanked His Excellency, Nyesom Wike, for the construction of the Governing Council Building Complex and construction of internal roads and drainages in the Polytechnic.
He noted that the Department of Accounting has been granted professional accreditation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Similarly, the Department of Banking and Finance was also equally granted professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIB).
The highpoint of the matriculation ceremony was an oath of loyalty by the freshmen to abide by the Polytechnic’s rules and regulations and a pledge to appreciate and cherish her ideals, as well as the signing of matriculation register at their various faculties.
Our correspondent reports that a total of 2,198 students enrolled for matriculation into the various programmes of the Polytechnic.