The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta on Thursday matriculated 1,500 new students at the campus of the institution located in Ojere Community at Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Rector of the institution, Dr Samson Odedina disclosed this during the Matriculation Oath taking ceremony at the OGD hall, in the polytechnic, adding that the students were admitted for both full-time and part-time programmes of the 2019/2020 academic session of the institution.
The Rector explained that the Polytechnic is a reference point in the entrepreneurial, scientific and technological education, adding that their graduates are proven Job creators and role models as dependable employees.
Odedina while addressing the new intakes urged them to be committed focused and disciplined so as to graduate in flying colours.
”As fresh students, let me urge you to mind who you associate with, refuse any unsolicited assistance from any quarter, run away from anything that is capable of dragging the name of the institution and your families to the mud , instead, invest your energy in positive and productive works that will write your name in gold.
”Let me remind you that your primary aim on this campus is to obtain degree which will help you achieve your dreams. It is pertinent you know that the Management of the Polytechnic will not be disposed to some anti- social behaviours, examination misconducts, indecent dressings , secret associations which you have sworn against today”, he said.
The Rector, while congratulating the matriculating students charged on them to eschew all forms of vices that can truncate their assignment encouraging them to take leadership positions in various fields that they have chosen.
He appreciated the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his support and for restoring peace and full academic activities to the polytechnic which has made the event of today possible.
”Our prestigious institution is well known all over as a center of excellence going by the landmarks achieved by your graduates in all spheres, Academic, Industry and in private practice of communication, banking, engineering and others.
“Our relationship with Industries has always given our students the needed experience for development”.
Dr Odedina also wish all the new students success in their academic pursuits, adding, ”to the parents, I want to congratulate you for the gift of life extended to you by God to witness this ceremony in the lives of these young ones. I pray you will enjoy the fruit of your labour and sacrifices over them”.