Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, IMAP, Lafia, Nasarawa State, has rusticated seven graduating female students for their involvement in what has been described as an “indecent” sign-out celebration.
The decision was announced by Mr. Ali Hassan Mohammed, the Public Relations Officer of the state-owned institution, in a statement released on Friday in Lafia.
According to the statement, the Academic Board of IMAP convened on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, and reached the decision to rusticate the students for one academic session.
The rustication comes in the wake of the students’ alleged display of indecency, tarnishing the institution’s reputation during the sign-out celebration.
“The affected students, who have already been communicated with, are to resume in the 2023/2024 academic session with letters of undertaking to be of good behavior from their guardians or parents, serving as a deterrent to others.” Ali Hassan Mohammed said.
Responding to the development, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Justina Anjide-Kotso, stated her commitment to upholding standards and academic excellence within the institution.
Dr. Anjide-Kotso made it clear that her administration would not compromise on principles, urging students to be dedicated to their studies and maintain discipline.
The incident gained public attention when images of the affected students, dressed inappropriately during a sign-out celebration months ago, went viral on social media, drawing criticism from Nigerians.
DAILY POST had reported that the school management in response to the controversy, has implemented a ban on sign-out celebrations within the campus until further notice.