FEDPOLEL matriculates 260 students
By Sade Adewale
Over two hundred and sixty fresh students recently took the matriculation oath of the Federal Polytechnic. Ile-Oluji.
The matriculants were admitted for the part-time National Diploma programmes of the various departments of the institution for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The Rector of the institution, Prof. Emmanuel Fasakin encouraged the students to aspire not only to build a more solid structure on the foundation being laid, but to be outstanding in their respective chosen fields of endeavour.
Fasakin said that the matriculation was the third in the annals of the institution and the first for part-time students.
According to him, the part-time programme among other purposes enable matured students who could not fully disengage from their work to go for higher education in the quest for additional qualification that would enhance their careers in life.
He further said that it also allow students who though are qualified for admission into the institutions’s programmes, but were not fortunate enough to come in through the UTME to satisfy their aspiration for higher learning.
The Rector noted that the implication of this is that a lot of the students are more matured than regular students and are responsible enough to have sources of income with which they are sponsoring themselves.
He therefore enjoined the students to comport themselves wherever they are, either collectively or individually, so that they do not bring the worthy name of the institution into disrepute.
He charged them to give commensurate attention to their studies, adding that the part-time programme is by no means inferior to the regular programme, and so the quality will not be less.
Fasakin averred that the students are representatives of not just their various households, but ambassadors and representatives of the institution.