Federal Polytechnic Ukana has matriculated 56 students with a charge on them to be disciplined, focused and dedicated to their studies.
The Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Prof. Balama Obomanu handed down the charge during the first matriculation ceremony of the institution held at the temporary campus in Ukana.
Prof. Obomanu noted that the Polytechnic was established on 9th june 2014 by the federal government of Nigeria to aid the technological innovation and value oriented training to meet the manpower requirements necessary for the development of the nation for the betterment of the citizenry.
He maintained that the management of the school has been able to secure interim accreditation for Computer Science and Statistics and more courses like Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Science Laboratory and Business Management programmes will be put forward this year for final verification.
The Rector, also noted that tremendous feats have been achieved so far in terms of flag-off of some capital projects such as, central library, Polytechnic Health Centre and a good road network at the Permanent site of the campus.
He commended Governor Udom Emmanuel for his various contributions in seeing to a the successful growth of the institution while calling on the new matriculating students to shun cultism and examination malpractice.
The Rector also hailed the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio for his concern and support in the area of infrastructural development in the school.
He said the institution was open for partnership with individuals and corporate organizations in infrastructure development especially in the provision of students hostels under the Build-Operate and Transfer template.
Speaking during the ceremony, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel congratulated the Polytechnic on the milestone and pledged governments continuous support to the institution. Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Paul Udofia, the Governor said the newly recruited teachers in the state will soon be posted.