By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),
The over 8000 newly admitted students of the Abubakar Tatar Ali Polytechnic, ATAP have been admonished to shun all forms of social vices and focus on their academic pursuit to enable them excel in their various course of studies.
The Rector of the institution, Dr Sulaiman Mohammed Lame, gave the charge at the 2018 matriculation ceremony organized by the school to usher-in the newly admitted students into the institution at the school premises in Bauchi.
Dr. Lame, who thanked the state administration led by Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, for providing the institution with enabling environment said, "you should all be mindful that that the present administration is putting a lot of resources for the provision of both economic and social infrastructures to make teaching and learning conducted in a conducive environment".
The Rector also, while urging the students to justify the huge resources invested in the school by the government assured them that all the necessary working facilities including adequate highly qualified staff have been put in place to inject in them the required knowledge.
Lame further reminded the students that by taking oath of allegiance all of them are expected to abide and respect all the rules and regulations governing the conduct of academic and non-academic endeavors in the institution.
"You will agree with me that the importance of receiving formal education is not just to acquire degree but to equip everyone of you to be a useful member of any society you find yourselves in". The Rector explained.
In his speech, the Registrar of the Polytechnic, Malam Idris Shehu, called on all students of the institution to ensure they maintain law and order, protect the facilities in the school and report any criminal activities to the management of the institution for necessary action.
He also enjoined them to abstain from societal ills such as cultism, sexual misbehavior, indecent dressing, exam malpractice, thuggery and many other nefarious acts which can mar their future.
Some of the students interviewed expressed gratitude to the institution's management for giving them the ample opportunity to study in the polytechnic, promising to dedicate their time in both learning and conduct so as to come out with good results at the end of their studies.