Nekede Poly Rector assures students of protection

Students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, have been assured of maximum protection while studying in the institution.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Rev. Engr. Dr. Michael Arimanwa, gave the assurance while welcoming the Anglican Bishop of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor, during his Episcopal visit to the Praise God Chapel, Federal Poly Nekede for a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction recently.
He stated that it was for the institution to ensure that its students undertake their studies in the school without molestation of any kind.
Arimanwa, who noted that the students were studying under pressure, urged them not to hesitate in drawing the attention of the management to anyone, fellow students or lectures, threatening and harassing them, so that the authorities would do the needful.
He equally noted with pleasure that the Senate was already wading into the issue of harassment of female students in tertiary institutions and expressed optimism that the ‘Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institution Prohibition Bill’ will halt the sexual abuse of both female and male students in high institutions across the country.
The Rector further pointed out that, if the bill sails through, it would not only mean farewell to harassment but would prescribe a 14-year jail term for any convicted offender.
Rev. Engr. Arimanwa expressed delight at the visit of the Bishop and equally expressed joy at being part of the service, having been unavoidably absent during the Bishop’s visit a fortnight ago.
He disclosed that the institution and some other individuals, in an effort to encourage and motivate indigent students, have promised to sponsor ten of them in settling their bills.

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