Kogi State Poly Bans Finish-of-Examination Celebration | The administration of the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP) has suspended the end-of-examination celebration on campus till additional discover.
The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has simply taken a choice to droop the end-of-examination celebration on campus till additional discover.
The choice shouldn’t be in any manner an try to chop brief the enjoyment of our law-abiding college students who’ve each cause to mark an vital milestone of their lives.
As a administration, we’ve got no cause in anyway to go towards such a celebration if performed with civility and decorum.
In occasions previous, together with mine as a pupil, examination celebration was all about handshake, hugging, and different merriments devoid of social upheavals.
However occasions lately have proved that that is is not the case.
As a substitute, what we now have typically is the despicable use of water (each soiled and clear) combined with cleaning soap, kerosene and different harmful chemical substances to immerse colleagues who’ve simply graduated.
Within the title of such celebration, college students even drive recklessly on campus and inflicting avoidable accident; a transparent occasion was a case of a feminine pupil who virtually misplaced her legs in Kogi State College Anyigba in 2017 because of such careless driving.
As if such observe shouldn’t be worse sufficient, college students have additional resorted to hitting and jabbing themselves with heavy “cubicles”, falling within the course of and uttering all method of jargons acquainted solely to a individuals belonging to outlawed teams or societies.
The worst of all of it is that it’s within the strategy of such “celebration” that college students brazenly present their respective cult teams via what they time period “flying of color”
Additional, we’ve got robust info that it’s this era that members of cult teams are invited from different establishments and locations for the handing over of batons of management and celebration of their “successes”; no matter which means.
Worst nonetheless, the celebrations have taken a extra harmful dimension that college students now mark finish of examination with gunshots on campus in firm of their respective cult teams.
Consequently, establishments throughout the nation have thought-about the development as not solely worrisome but additionally harmful; and have accordingly banned the observe at numerous occasions.
In Kogi State Polytechnic, as an example, there have been reported instances of sporadic gunshots on the finish of examination in 2019; a sign of cultists demonstrating their respective strengths.
The highpoint was a specific case of cultists that got here with weapons in search of a Lecturer on the campus.
The 2019 celebration ultimately ended tragically because it claimed the lifetime of a pupil in the back of the Matriculation Floor.
This time, we’ve got credible info that preparations have been concluded by suspected cult teams to avenge the 2019 killing through the use of end- of-examination celebration as a launchpad.
We’ve got additionally been knowledgeable that some exterior mercenaries and outdated college students who’re suspected leaders of rival cult teams have been invited and have been round for the previous 5 days rehearsing the execution of their plan.
As a Administration, at the same time as we’re working intently with related safety companies who’re on the shut path of those suspects, we’ve got each accountability to be proactive.
This knowledgeable our resolution to ban any type of end-of-examination celebration on the campus.
In essence, we did so to forestall the approaching violent assault on college students on campus and past.
The welfare, safety of lives and properties of our workers and college students are our topmost priorities; and we should do all the pieces humanly attainable to dwell as much as such accountability.
Due to this fact, at the same time as we may have liked our legislation abiding college students to have celebrated their end-of-examination in an honest method (via handshake and hugging) as was the observe, we’re constrained by safety issues to cease any type of celebration on campus till additional discover.
We sincerely recognize the understanding of our expensive college students whom we’re decided to guard and in whose pursuits the choice was taken .
In spite of everything, real celebration with out safety concern is only for enjoyable as it will not add grade to college students efficiency after the examination.
We want you the perfect in your examinations.
We love you ALL.
Dr. Salisu O. Usman