The Polytechnic of Ibadan has set on fire mobile phones worth millions of naira seized from students caught in examination malpractices.
Bayo Oyeleke, the Deputy Rector of the institution, while addressing journalists at the University’s campus on Wednesday, said the authorities have resolved to ensure that the examinations are considered sacred in the institution.
According to Oyeleke, the school decided to burn the mobile phones confiscated from students during examination, in the effort to in the school and that the school has decided to reduce malpractices to the barest level in the institution.
“We are here to take further action on our resolved to ensure that the crop of students and product being produced by the school are students with exemplary character and are those who really work and worth the certificate of the institution.” he said.
He further emphasised that the rules guiding the school’s examination were clear and, students were aware of the consequences.
“There are rules guiding the principles of our examinations and one of it is that no student under whatever guise should come into the examination hall with cell phones but you know that some students are very recalcitrant
“We have resolved to confiscate them because it has been expressly stated on their examination paper that any phone found on any students during examination shall be confiscated and in order not to allow any of the phones to filter out, the school has resolved that such phones shall be burnt,” he added..