The President, Students Union Government of Abia State
Polytechnic, Aba, Comrade George Nwankwo, has disclosed that the institution
has not conducted convocation for the past ten years.
Nwankwo revealed this while interacting with the Adhoc
Committee set up by the leadership of the current 7th Abia House of Assembly to
investigate nonpayment of salaries to the Polytechnic workers.
The committee is headed by Hon. Jerry Uzosike, the member
representing Umuahia South State Constituency.
The SUG President appealed to the government to come to the
aid of the Polytechnic management, as the infrastructural decays littering in
the school was slowing down academics.
Responding before the Committee, the Rector of the Abia
State Polytechnic, Professor Ezionye Eboh, told the committee that the
institution’s management had concluded arrangement to hold convocation for her
graduated students before October 2019.
Eboh also reiterated that he was doing his possible best to
see that both Academic Staff and Non-Academic Staff received their backlogs of
Hon. Jerry Uzosike, the Chairman of the committee, charged
the Rector of Abia Polytechnic, to as a matter of urgency to catalyze an
everlasting solution to settle the challenges facing the institution.
“We are dissatisfied with what we are seeing, particularly
the decay in the school’s infrastructures and non-payment of the Polytechnic
“So, as a matter of urgency, we are urging the Rector and
the School Management to map out measures to see salaries, gratuities owed to
the workers are paid. We are not here to witch-hunt anybody.
“We need the cooperation of the management in order to address these challenges raving the institution”. (DP)
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