The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has warned newly admitted students to shun all forms of social vices.
The Rector of the institution, Professor Oludele Itiola stated this during the matriculation and oath- taking ceremony for 5, 000 new intakes for the 2013/2014 academic session.
Prof. Itiola who disclosed that plans were on top gear to provide students with conducive hostel accommodation said that the hostel might be built along what he tagged â€˜build, operate and transferâ€™ system in partnership with the organised private sector.
He, however, noted that the polytechnic was in need of more lecture rooms, adding that new members of staff would soon be employed.
He also stated that the polytechnicâ€™s library would be rehabilitated to meet world standard, which he said would aid the students in their academic pursuit.
According to the rector, â€œwe need more classrooms and we need to provide some facilities in the library. Also we are in the process of providing hostels for the students.
â€œApart from creating a good academic community, it will also give us a good leverage on the way people move around on campus.
â€œWe are going to provide hostels. We may have to use for the most part the system of build, operate and transfer (BOT) but over the next twelve months, you will see a lot of changes.â€
Professor Itiola however, commended the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led government in Ogun state for providing the school with regular subvention which he said had assisted in the overall development of the polytechnic.