War Against Illegalities: Heritage Poly Expels Four, Suspends Others


The authority of Heritage Polytechnic, Eket has restated its commitment to use all legal measures to weed off any form of social vices capable of tarnishing the hard earned image of the institution.

The Rector of the institution, Elder Udoyiu Udoyiu emphasized the institution’s commitment towards zero tolerance to such illegalities such as indecent dressing, examination malpractice and cultism.

This was contained in his address presented at the 2017 matriculation ceremony of the institution, held over the weekend at the polytechnic campus, Ikot Udota, Eket.

According to the Rector, “it must be noted that the institution has a zero tolerance for indecent dressing, examination malpractice and cultism. Let me use this medium to warn individuals indulging in cult activities to desist forthwith. Cultism, like ill-wind, blows no one any good. Anyone caught shall be expelled from the institution and also handed over to security agents for prosecution”.

In the course of sanitising the polytechnic system from all forms of illegalities, the Rector, on behalf of Management of the institution, announced the expulsion of four students who were allegedly indulging in mutilation of payment tellers and falsification of fee receipts as well a semester suspension of others who were also allegedly indulged in examination malpractice.

The Rector urged the students to take advantage of the numerous facilities made available in the polytechnic to better their academic pursuits.

While expressing appreciation to parents and guardians for finding the Polytechnic suitable and worthy to train children and wards, Elder Udoyiu vowed to continue to uphold steadfastly the high moral and academic standards and tenaciously sustain the confidence reposed on them.

In his address, the founder of the institution, Engr. Emmanuel Ekoitte said that the polytechnic is poised to provide qualitative education.

Represented by Director, Degree Programme, Dr. Augustine Jacob, the founder stressed the need for the new students to take their studies seriously. He warned them against involving in cultism and other anti-social vices, noting that the school will not hesitate to rusticate any person found culpable.

Our correspondent reports that over 3,500 students were formally admitted to the membership of the polytechnic.