The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna has put measures in place to protect the institution’s undergraduates from lecturers’ excesses.
The rector of the polytechnic, Prof.
Idris Bugaje during a recent rector to students’ interaction held in the campus announced that the school management was ready to punish lecturers found guilty of any form of misconduct.
Bugaje also assured the students of protection from victimization, adding that whoever genuinely reports a lecturer’s act of misconduct would be rewarded.
And in a bid to make this possible, the polytechnic management has introduced the ‘Whistle Blowing Provision and Guidelines 2018’ to make it easy for students to expose erring lecturers.
Bugaje said that the policy has kicked off in earnest and that some lecturers had been arrested and punished for extorting money from students.
A head of department has reportedly been dismissed for extorting students while another lecturer was reported to have been arrested for sexually harassing a female student.
Speaking about the lecturer who is currently facing a disciplinary committee, Bugaje said, “We shall boot him out if found guilty” Kaduna Polytechnic is one of the oldest polytechnics in Nigeria.
The Federal government recently announced that the institution would be upgraded to a university status and would be renamed as City University of Technology, Kaduna.
Meanwhile a 21-year-old student of Kaduna Polytechnic, Ruqayya Olarewaju, is one of the many Nigerian undergraduates who combine their academic pursuit with business.
Speaking with newsmen, Olarewaju said she makes an average of N15,000 monthly from sales of jewellery she makes at home.
She said that she started the business in 2017 after undergoing a training workshop.
Apart from the money she makes from Jewellery sales, the young entrepreneur also makes additional money in training others who pay N10, 000 each.
“The business is a profitable one because I sell jewellery and also train people who are interested in the business.
“So far, I have trained five people who are all doing well and I make N500 sale every day.” Recently, it was reported that a final year student of UniLag, Success Oluwatosin started a Jewellery business with N100, 000 and became successful.