Students Body Gets Kudos Over N14m Office Complex


A N14 million Students Union Government (SUG) building is one of the star projects to be commissioned during the sixth convocation ceremony of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, this Saturday.
The Rector of the institution, Elder Allwell Onukaogu, who disclosed this at a pre-convocation press briefing at the conference room of the Polytechnic, described Abia Poly students as one of the most purposeful and best behaved in the country.
“I also want to say that our students comport themselves reasonably well. This is the only Polytechnic where you have students who will rather not destroy property of government but would use their own money to build structures that will endure. The SUG House built at the cost of N13.5 million, was built by the students themselves. It has a conference hall and other facilities; so that instead of staying at the Boys Quarters of the Colonial Building where their offices were, they now stay in a decent place.
“But it is not that they have a better building, it is that this building was financed entirely by the students on their own volition. So, when you have other students struggling I no go gree ooh, I no go gree ooh, our own students are collaborating with us to advance the creation of infrastructural facilities,” Onukaogu said proudly.
Apart from the SUG House, the Rector said the students have also helped the Polytechnic by producing “Mobile Clinic” which has some facilities for saving lives. “It cost them N3.5 million. The point I am making is that the crop of students that we are rearing, we are preparing them to be able to fit into the society positively,” he said and commended them for being good partners in developing the school.
He admitted that the school has its fair share of bad students. “We do have. We have been expelling students who engage in any activities that are inimical to progress: students that engage in corrupt practices, exam misconduct, we expel, There is no institution that does not have a measure of bad students, particularly in the area of exam misconduct.” he added.