Rector's Welcome Message
Admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria is fast becoming herculean year in year out. It may now be easier for the proverbial ‘camel to pass through the eye of the needle’ than for applicants to secure admission into their preferred tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
I rejoice with you for being fortunate to secure admission into the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro. I seize this opportunity to welcome you to our great institution, the most sought-after Polytechnic in Nigeria that offers a serene environment, a sine qua non to achieving academic excellence.
I congratulate you with glee for being considered worthy of admission into this great citadel of academic excellence and a place of high moral standard. Your admission resonates with me, as it reminds me of my own enrollment here decades ago; a sojourn that has propelled me to where I am today.
The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro provides the unique opportunity for serious minded students to pursue their programmes in an organized, serene, conducive and peaceful environment. The institution presents the atmosphere to achieve success and aim for academic stardom.
Although, the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro is an institution that guarantees a pleasant experience for students, it has zero tolerance for indiscipline of any kind. The institution holds no solace for sacred cows neither is impunity tolerated. Sanctions are applied to violations of rules as stated in the handbook without fear or favour.
It is usually stated that where ‘no law is there is no transgression’ but here at the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, there are rules and regulations guiding the conducts and affairs of all members of the community, of which students constitute the greatest percentage.
Indeed, this STUDENTS’ HANDBOOK provides the detailed letters of the rules and regulations which will make your educational sojourn here worth the while and ultimately provide a rewarding experience. There are various punishments prescribed for various misdemeanors which have been stipulated in the students’ handbook.
I admonish you to religiously study the letters of the rules and regulations in this handbook. With the presentation of these rules and regulations, no student can hide under ignorance of such again. I want you to familiarize yourselves with the DOs and DON’Ts as doing so will smoothen your academic and moral journey here at FPI.
Just as your predecessors who came, saw and conquered; who are now good ambassadors of this Polytechnic and are making us proud all over the globe, I wish you also a most rewarding time as you pass through this great institution.
I want to once again, welcome you to this achievers’ haven where academic dreams are realized. I want to reiterate that academic brilliance will not be the only yardstick by which your diploma will be achieved, you must not be found wanting morally too. You must always hold dear the opportunity you have been presented by your admission into this institution. It is an uncommon opportunity which must not be frittered away.
Let me end this message by informing you that the present management has rejigged the manual seating arrangement in the examination halls. A software has now been developed. The software will arrange all students of the Polytechnic at random into examination halls. Thus, the previous manual arrangements have been reinforced and automated to improve on the standard of our examination, which is our selling point and one of the best in the country. Thus, I encourage you to always prepare very well before the examinations start. I wish you best of luck and success in all your examinations in the Polytechnic.
God bless you all!
God bless the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro!!
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!
Dr. Mukail Aremu Akinde, FCA, ACTI
The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro