Nekede Polytechnic disclaims embattled student

The Student Union Government (SUG) of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo state, has said that the student who shot herself in the leg with a video she made of herself is not a student of the institution.

The student identified as Sharon Okoroafor had apologized to the institution for defaming the reputation the institution, claiming she made a tongue slip. Sharon said she had intended saying “popsy” (father) and not “p**sy” (female sex organ).

The SUG president of the Polytechnic, Ahaneku Valentine, said that Sharon’s action was highly condemnable. He added that Okoroafor did not have a matriculation number with the school, and that she neither has any research projects nor a supervisor.

Valentine’s statement reads:

“We have noted with grave concern a viral video of a lady claiming to be a student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, our great institution and noble alma mater. We have conducted a background check on the said student who goes by the name, Sharon Ogechi Okoroafor from Ngor-Okpala LGA of Imo State. We wish to state, thus, that the Student Union Government views this video as sacrilegious and condemnable.

“Also, the said Sharon is not a bonafide student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede because she has no Registration (Matriculation) Number. She also has no project or research supervisor to show she has graduated.

“Indeed, the purported student never joined others to do the defense which brought them to school because she had no work to defend. In fact, reports have it that she only came to take valedictory photos with her so-called coursemates.

“Anyone can gatecrash in lectures but only a student who has been duly registered and screened by the institution is a genuine student.”

The SUG also defended the reputation of the Polytechnic, emphasizing its zero-tolerance towards immortality and indiscipline.

“Our institution is a reputable brand across the nation, having been rated best-performing polytechnic, and our Rector as best Rector five times. It is the same institution that has produced great minds and leaders. We can therefore not allow the name of our great institution to be taken to the mud by the accusations of a base character.

“We, therefore, urge Miss Sharon Okoroafor to stop forthwith in her fraudulent claims that she is a student of Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri. Already she has caused great damage to the sensibilities of noble students of the polytechnic and those of the entire Nigerian students nationwide. We leave her in the hands of posterity to judge.”