The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Usman-Ogbo, has announced he prohibition of selling hand-outs and textbooks to students in the institution.
The rector stated this on Wednesday, while receiving an award for outstanding achievements bestowed on him by Women in Leadership Positions in Kogi Polytechnic, Lokoja.
In his words:
“The days of lecturers making themselves task masters to our students are over and gone for ever.
‘I know the hardships these students face in trying to purchase those textbooks and hand-outs just to please their lecturers, whom they fear may take offense if they don’t buy.
“Enough is enough of that maltreatment. I am very much aware that lecturers in other state-owned institutions in Kogi don’t sell textbooks and hand-outs to their students so why must it be only Kogi State Polytechnic? ”
Usman-Ogbo stressed that any lecturer who flaunts his order will face the wrath of the management.
He appreciated the women group for honouring him, adding that he will do his best at making the polytechnic one of the best institutions in the country.