Federal PolyNek organized a two-day orientation program for ND1 and HND1 Morning, Evening and Weekend students on Wednesday 8th Feb 2017.
The Polytechnic convocation pavilion was filled to capacity with freshmen and women to hear directly from the management of the school. This sensitization programme is one of the numerous programmes designed by the school to equip the students with firsthand information that will help them in their studies, security, social life and academic programmes and the environment issues.
The Dean student’s affairs Dr. I. N. Kalu in his introductory remark said that the freshmen should count themselves lucky to be admitted to the institution. He went futher to inform them that the orientation will help them to handle any situation or challenges that may arise in their academic quest. Dr. Kalu informed them that the school is blessed with intelligent teachers, seasoned administrative staff, good laboratories enough classroom and halls, standard library etc. He promised that the school will make their stay a memorable one.
The Registrar of the institution Mr I. M. Aligbe who represented the Rector, Dr. (Mrs) Cele Njoku welcomed the freshmen and women. He informed them that Fedponek has come a long way and anybody admitted to the school should count it as an honor and a blessing as many are trying to gain admission to the school.
Mr Aligbe told them the business of the school is to train and educate students who will raise their shoulder anywhere anytime and prove to the world that Nekede poly is indeed leading while others follow. He said that the school do not compromise academic standard and will sack any students that do not measure up, futher more he pointed out that discipline is paramount in the school and so should not be compromised as any indiscipline on side of the students will not be tolerated. He implores the students to exercise their right and complain to the appropriate authority when they are seeking redress. He emphasized of the need to avoid cultism and bad company and wish them well in their stay in the school.
On his part the Deputy Rector Administreation Barrister M. C. Chukwuma restated of the need by the students to be serious and avoid harmful practices, Barr Chukwuma also told them to seek appropriate and formal way to seek redress both in and outside the school as they are ambassadors and uphold their fundamental rights as students.
Later the freshmen were given a series of lectures by experts in the school. The lectures include
The need to be security conscious- by Chief Uduma
Rules and Regulations of the Federal polytechnic by Deputy Rector Academics Barr. M. C. Chukwuma.
Examination in Federal Polytechnic Nekede- Mr E. J. Onyemenonu
Use of libraries- by Mr Chris Enyia (Libranian)
Unionism and campus lite- Mr Anderson Ezeibe National secretary ASUP
Health facilities at medical centre – Dr. E. C. Mberekpe Director Medical Health Services
Sports and sporting Activities on Campus- Duru J.O Chief Sport Coach
Importance of Students Industrial Attachment- Dr. C. C. Onyemenonu
Importance of and rule for cleaniness of campus environment
Procedure for payment of school fees and implications of not paying school fees within the stipulated time- Chief A.N Obi- Bursar
At the end of two days lecture the students were taken on campus/ facilities tour by Comrade Onumara Nnachetam- SUG president and other SUG officials.