AUTHORITIES of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, has warned that the institution would not condone any act of cultism and other social vices amongst students of the institution, calling on them to be good ambassadors of the polytechnic.
Rector of the institution, Professor Silas Gyar who gave the warning yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Lafia, noted that the institution would award certificates only to students found worthy in character and learning, hence the need for them to be of good behaviours.
He lamented that in spite of efforts to rid the polytechnic of cultism, some criminal elements whom he said are non-students of the institution have continued to cause sleepless nights to genuine students of the polytechnic.
“We discovered that most of those perpetrating these evil activities on our campus here have graduated long ago. They are not our students but they keep terrorising our innocent students under the guise of being students.”
Gyar recalled an incident where a young man allegedly killed by cultists recently around the polytechnic community had claimed to be a student of the polytechnic but was later discovered to have graduated two years ago and was no longer a student of the institution.
The rector revealed that as part of measures to nip the ugly trend in the bud, the institution was working towards raising a perimeter fence to properly secure both staff and students, pointing that the ongoing construction of both male and female hostels by the state government would further help in addressing the situation when completed.
He called on house owners to be wary of scrupulous individuals who come to rent houses within the polytechnic community under the pretense of being students as, according to him, these elements constitute threat to not only the institution but the entire community.

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