No fewer than 2000 students, comprising Full-time ND and HND, Part-time ND and HND, students admitted into the School of Part-time studies for Day and Evening classes were matriculated by Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) for the 2014/2015 academic session.
Speaking at the event, the Rector, Dr. Abdulazeez Lawal, enjoined the matriculating students not to see the ceremony as a routine in the Polytechnic calendar but as one of the cherished ceremonies of tertiary education without which one could not be referred to as a full-fledge student to study in the Polytechnic, adding that matriculation ceremony is the climax of the admission process in tertiary institutions the world over.
The Rector disclosed that in order to graduate students qualified to tackle challenges posed by the rapid socioeconomic development of Nigeria and the world at large, the institution now places great premium on academic research in areas of Engineering, Science and Technology, Environmental Studies, Mass Communication, Finance, Management, and Business Studies.
According to Him, “the realization of the goals of the institution, which currently runs 58 accredited academic programmes, spread across 38 academic departments in seven Full-Time schools as well as Schools of Part-Time studies at Isolo, Ikorodu and Surulere Campuses, is being pursued by putting in place well stocked libraries, fully equipped laboratories, infrastructural development and an academic assessment team to periodically evaluates the quality of teaching in the Polytechnic in order to ensure compliance with global standard’’.
He further He further disclosed to schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine that as a step towards reducing the unemployment rate in Nigeria, the institution complements the theories being taught in the classrooms with practical ICT and Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for the students so as to adequately equip them with employable skills.
Administering the matriculating oath, the Registrar, Mrs. Aderonke Olufunke Ige, charged the students to abide by all the Polytechnic regulations contained in the Students Handbook and be guided by the institution’s core values of hard work, integrity, knowledge, excellence, honesty and service.
She also implored them to shun vices like cultism so as not to tarnish the good name of their families, while also advising them to focus on their academic activities to have a bright and rewarding future.
Present at the ceremony were members of the school management, Lecturers, parents and relations of the matriculating students.
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