Following the dwindling revenue from oil into the
federation account, the authorities of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja on Tuesday, said they would invest the N450 million grant from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to boost agriculture in the state.
The Rector of the institution, Alhaji Isa Mohammed, who said this at the matriculation of the newly admitted students into the institution, said the money would be spent of the school of agriculture, Itakpe campus of the school.
According to him, the fund would be applied to develop the agriculture department of the school and also create opportunities for the students to engage in agricultural activities that could improve food production and import earnings of the country.
The rector noted that the institution would continue to lead and participate in developmental and intellectual activities that would enable the students contribute to the emancipation of the people.
Addressing the 3110 matriculating students, Mohammed said the management was ready to ensure conducive environment for them to carry out their academic activities and accomplish their mission in record time.
He however warned the students against anti-social
behaviours like theft, indecent dressing, examination
malpractices, drug addiction, fighting among others, adding that the institution had zero tolerance for such.
Mohammed said, “You are therefore, warned in your own interest to desist from all these. You are to run away from all appearances of evil, failure which, you will not only be expelled but will be handed over to law enforcement agencies for prosecution.”
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