Responsibility as a Polytechnic Member

As members of the Polytechnic, all students are expected to respond to situations and conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner. Each student is expected to abide by the Polytechnic regulations, rules, and the laws of the land and also conform to such regulations and instructions as may be made or given by the Polytechnic Governing Council, Management, Academic Board, Rector, Director, and Head of Department and other designated officers of the.


Students will not be admitted to classes until they have completed the necessary requirements such as registration and payment of fees.


All fees are payable in advance before or at the beginning of the session or as may be stipulated by the Institution.

Orientation and Matriculation

i. Matriculation and Orientation programmes are organized at the inception of every academic session. All new students, e.HND1, ND1, Diploma 1 and NCE1 must ensure that they matriculate.

ii.  All Students must complete their registration exercise 24 hours before matriculation/orientation


i. A pre-condition for acquiring Polytechnic Hostel Accommodation is undertaking to comply with all Hostel Regulations and consent to any disciplinary action warranted by breach of such regulations.

ii. Provision of hostel accommodation is a privilege not a right All allocations are at the discretion of the Polytechnic

iii. The Polytechnic will offer accommodation to students only to the limit of places in the hoStels,

iv. Students who take up such accommodation will be responsible for the care of furniture and fittings in their rooms.

v. The Polytechnic will provide Beds, Mattresses and Pillows once only. Students are expected to hand back these items in, good condition at the end of their stay in the Institution.

vi. The Polytechnic will provide Beds, Mattresses and Pillows once only. Students are expected to hand back these items in, good condition at the end of their stay in the Institution.

vii. In the event the mattresses are not sufficient, Students can bring their personal mattresses and must register them with Students Affairs Division; otherwise the mattresses stand to be forfeited to the Polytechnic Authority.

viii. The Polytechnic does not accept responsibility for any loss of personal property in the Students are therefore advised not to bring valuable and expensive personal properties into the hostels.

ix. Any student who engages in any act capable of breaching peace (fighting, insulting, rumour mongering etc) in the hostel renders himself/herself liable to summary dismissal from the

x. All students living in the Hostels are expected to take good care of the Polytechnic properties entrusted to them and ensure that they do nothing to deface or alter anything in the hostels (e.g. throwing food remnants through the windows etc).

xi. Damage to property entrusted to students will render them liable, to forfeiting their accommodation in addition to being fully surcharged for the item damaged.

Dress code

Acceptable Dress for Students

i. Cover all sensitive parts of the body.

ii. NOT be either TIGHT or TRANSPARENT

iii. NOT show sign of IRRESPONSIBILITY.


v. NOT be dirty, rough or shabby.

vi. Distinguish between gender (SEX) of the wearer.

vii. Generally be MODERATE in their overall appearance.

 Prohibited Dress for Female Students

Wearing of clothes with the following characteristics are PROHIBITED

i. Transparent clothes and clothes that reveal sensitive parts are prohibited.

ii. Dropping shawls and scarves over sleeveless dresses.

iii. Sleeveless dresses with very tiny singlet – like straps (spaghetti strap, shoulders, wicket straps, mono-straps).

iv. Strapless blouses or short blouses that do not cover the hip line.

v. Low neck dresses.

vi. Dress and skirts with slit above the knee (mini).

vii. Dresses and skirts with slit above the knees.

viii. Tight trousers and dresses (over hanging/clinging clothing) including body hugs, hip stand trousers and any clothing made from stretching, elastic material.

ix. Trousers or trouser suits with blouses/jackets that are above hip line.

x. Outfits such as T – shirts and jeans which carry obscene and subliminal messages.

xi. Coloured hair and coloured attachments with two or more shade of

xii. Anklets and ring on toes

xiii. The use of face caps and dark eye glasses (except for sports and other related events).

xiv. Tattooing at any part of the body (any tattoo done before admission into Polytechnic shall be declared during Registration in the first year).

Prohibited Dress for Male Students

The following types of dresses are prohibited to male students:

i. Wearing of sleeveless clothes.

ii. Shirts which are not properly buttoned up and shirt collars that are left flying.

iii. Short knickers/boxers.

iv. Pulling down trouser to the hip line (sagging).

v. T – shirt and jeans which carry obscene and subliminal

vi. Wearing of ear rings, bracelets and ankle chains.

vii. Wearing of head ties.

viii. Braiding, perming of hair, Jerry curls, plating and

ix. Use of face and dark eye glasses (except for sports and other related events).

 Penalties for Improper Dressing

i. Verbal warning for the first offence.

ii. A written warning for repeated offence and a copy of the letter would be filed in the student’s personal file in the department and the parents/guidance of the student may be copied accordingly.

iii. Suspension for repeating the offenses for the second time. The student is recommended to be suspended for a period of one semester by Student’s Disciplinary Committee and approved by the Rector.

vi. Expulsion from the Polytechnic for repeating the offence for the third time.

v. A staff is mandated not to attend to any student that violates the dress code and such student should be sent out of the lecture halls or office and shall be reported to the Head of Department for appropriate

vi. Offences that warrant suspension/expulsion shall be forwarded to the Student’s Disciplinary Committee by Head of Department through the College Director.


i. Students may receive visitors and will be responsible for the conduct of their visitors. Visitors should stay 5 meters away from the females’ hostel premises and should not stay beyond 00 p.m.

ii. No visitor is allowed to stay overnight in the hostel room. No male visitors are allowed into the female hostel and vice versa.

iii. The hostel authority reserves the right to conduct an un­scheduled inspection of hostel from time to time to ensure that all hostel and Polytechnic property are in good condition.

iv. Students are advised to acquaint themselves with these and other regulations prior to accepting hostel allocation.

v. The existing hostel accommodation facilities are earmarked for a specific number of students; they are as such not intended to be overstretched to the point of constituting health hazards and inconvenience to other Any student(s) caught encouraging squatting shall therefore be liable to forfeiting the hostel accommodation in addition to being ejected with appropriate disciplinary action. In addition, other members of the room who refused to report the squatters in the room will be liable to appropriate disciplinary action.

Cooking in Hostel Rooms/Tempering of Electrical Fittings and Illegal Connection

It is prohibited to temper with electrical fittings or make any illegal electrical connection. Report any electrical problem to Students Affairs Division for repairs.


Laundries are provided for students to wash their clothes. Bathing is therefore prohibited in the laundries.


i. Classrooms are provided with sufficient desks and chairs for normal classes.’ Students are not allowed or permitted to remove any furniture or fitting from the classrooms for any reason

ii. Defacing classes/hostels with irrelevant writings on the walls, desks/chairs is

iii. The class captains or delegates are charged with the responsibility of switching off lights in their various classrooms/reading rooms after lectures/reading hours.

iv. Students are not allowed to remain in the classrooms after 6:00 p.m.


i.  All students must attend classes from the first day of the session regularly and . A minimum of 80% attendance of classes/ lectures is stipulated. Attendance
registers will be kept with the class captains. Students who do not obtain the required minimum attendance will not be allowed to sit for the end of the semester examination.

ii. Class Captains are required to submit their Attendance Registers to their Heads of Departments weekly.


i. After start of a lecture, a student can enter a class only with the consent of the lecturer. It is strictly forbidden for a student to walk out of a class after the commencement of lectures without the consent of the lecturer concerned.

ii. Students are expected to remain quiet and attentive during lectures, consequently use of mobile handsets or any sound making electronic device during lectures or practical sessions is Any student who fails to observe this requirement is to be sent out of the class by the lecturer.

Boycott of Lectures

Boycott of lectures by any group of students in protest or in a bid to press some demands is prohibited and classified as gross misconduct.


i. Absence from lectures, tutorials etc. will only be excused with permission of the Head of Department through the course

ii. Absence by a student for more than a day or for longer period must be with written permission of the Rector through the Head of Department.

iii. In exceptional circumstances, permission for absence granted due to serious illness provided a Medical Certificate acceptable to the Polytechnic Medical Officer or Director is produced.

Medical services

i. Free medical care shall be provided to students based on what is available in the Polytechnic Clinic.

ii. Students should pay a non-refundable fee of N500.00 (subject to periodic review) as clinic registration fees during registration.

iii. Students visiting the clinic for the first time should bring along an exercise book for registration.

iv. Students who are sick should report to the Polytechnic Clinic. It is essential that treatment is obtained at the first sign of sickness or a disease.

v. In cases requiring referrals outside the Polytechnic, the Medical Officer/Director will do so. Where medical treatment is received outside Polytechnic’s clinic, this should be reported to the polytechnic Medical Director at the earliest opportunity for the purpose of issuing medical report which will in turn serve as basis for make up examination or test.

vi. Students visiting the clinic for consultation should report between 8.00 am and 12 noon, while emergency consultation could be at any time within 24 hours.

vii. In case of emergency the Nursing Sister/Superintendent on call should be contacted immediately.

viii. Students are expected to identify themselves by presenting their identification cards/admission letters whenever they are visiting the clinic. In case of the latter a clearance from the student’s Head of Department is required.

ix. All married/expecting female students must specially register with the Polytechnic Clinic.

Practical work

i. Practical work in laboratories and workshops is essential for any course and it is the students’ responsibility to make themselves aware of the departmental regulations before carrying out such practical work.

ii. Where a student damages an apparatus or equipment through negligence, he/she will be held responsible for the cost of repair/replacement.

In the interest of safety, students should exercise the greatest care when carrying out practical work and ensure all necessary precautions are taken.

Disruption of Classes

No student/group of students should disrupt any class in progress for whatever reason. Such conduct amounts gross


i. Students wishing to petition or issue statements or make communications on matters affecting the Polytechnic must do so their Head of Departments (in ‘case of academic matters) or the Students Affairs Officer (in case of hostel matters) for submission to the Registrar.

Use of Polytechnic Premises/Functions by Students

i. Permission to use the Polytechnic premises for meetings or other activities by any association must be sought from the Registrar through the Student Affairs Officer through Association Patron at least one week before the date of the


ii. Students may be required to make a deposit against possible damage. Organizers of such functions would be held personally and collectively responsible for any breach of the law or Polytechnic rules and regulations that may occur during the

iii. Invitation of dignitaries/Government Officials should be brought to the attention of the Rector through the Student Affairs Officer at least two weeks before the occasion.

iv. Students must at all functions bear in mind the laws of the land and Polytechnic Regulation.

v. Donations may not be solicited or funds raised at any function held in the polytechnic without consent and approval of the Polytechnic authority.

vi. Where applicable, a statement of income and expenditure must be produced by the members of the organizing body not later than a week after the function.

Parking of Vehicles

Students may at their own risk park their cars, motor cycles or bicycles at the places reserved for them. Blocking of access road/walk ways and parking at staff parking areas are

Staff Rooms

Loitering around staffs offices after 6.00 pm is strongly

Musical instruments

Radio sets, Musical and percussion instruments may be used only between 6.00pm and 10.00 p.m. and the volume must be regulated within low audible range so as not to constitute public nuisance.


Noise may be a nuisance and is inimical to concentration and study; students are therefore prohibited from making noise and unnecessary shouting around classrooms, areas, hostel rooms/corridors areas.

Electronic Equipment/Installation

i. Students must register their electrical equipment with the Hall Officer and such equipment may be installed only with the permission of the Student Affairs Officer.

ii. Students are particularly warned against tempering with electrical fittings. Any carelessness or negligence in the use of electricity may lead to fire outbreak with consequent destruction of property, injuries or even loss of lives. The Polytechnic will not be responsible for any loss of property, injuries or deaths arising out of misuse of electricity, such acts are classified as gross misconduct.


Students should note that smoking in public places including halls of residence, classrooms, laboratories, libraries, workshops and examination halls is prohibited.

Sales of Liquor

Sales and consumption of liquor and any other intoxicants is prohibited in the Polytechnic premises and it constitutes gross misconduct.


i. Any publication on matters connected with the Polytechnic must receive prior approval of the Rector.

ii. Notices must not be pasted without the approval of the Affairs Officer.

iii. Editors/Authors bear full responsibility for the contents of their publications in accordance with the laws of the land and Polytechnic regulations.

Polytechnic Vehicles

i. Request for use of polytechnic vehicles must be presented i( the Student Affairs Officer within 48 Students ma! have to for use of vehicles and for overtime of drivers.

ii. The polytechnic may provided transport to students only for academic, sporting and social activities. Request for transport to take part in a demonstration or to convey a demand will not be entertained.


When students are required to identify themselves by an uthorized person, they must do so by producing their identity cards.

Students’ Problems

i. Problems concerning hostels should be referred to the hostel authorities (Hall Officer and Hall Supervisor), in the first Collective problems should be referred to the Students’ Affairs Officer who will, if necessary, refer them to the Registrar.

ii. Academic problems and ordinary personal problems should be discussed with, class tutor, programme coordinator or Student Affairs Officer.

Change of Name

i. All certificates and other documents will be issued in the name a student originally registers Changes are only allowed if the student:

Changes religion;gets

i. Application for change of name should be made to the Academic Secretary and must be accompanied by a sworn affidavit in accordance with the Oaths Act 1963 and an advertisement for the change in a widely circulating National

ii. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the polytechnic reserves the absolute right to grant or reject any application.

iii. Notwithstanding the provision of section 80 & 81 above, the polytechnic is to (specifically) investigate the genuineness or otherwise of any name and certificate registered on enrolment before final approval of the change is given.


i. No demonstration is allowed in the Polytechnic campuswithout written authority of the Rector.

ii. Students may be individually or collectively surcharged for any damage to the Polytechnic properties. Students may also be prosecuted for any injury or loss of life arising from any

iii. Demonstration in staff residential area or against individual members of the Polytechnic staff is not allowed.

iv. In all demonstrations, students must ensure that they comply with the relevant laws of the land and Polytechnic

Polytechnic Properties

At the end of the academic year students must hand over
Polytechnic properties entrusted to them in good condition as they were given and obtain a clearance certificate.

Gross Misconduct/Discipline

Students are strongly advised to desist from all forms of bad behavior
in the Polytechnic. Indiscipline or gross misconduct shall include the following:

i. Taking part in violent demonstration, including students’ riot or boycott to classes,willful destruction of properties. drunkenness, stealing, forging of documents, unauthorized use of mobile phone, rape, assault, robbery. possession of weapons, hard drugs, secret societies, verbal and violent attack on fellow students and staff of the Polytechnic, unnatural sex offences, such as homosexuality, lesbianism etc and any other offence that may be classified as criminal by the laws of the land, are act of gross misconduct.

ii. Students charged with acts of gross misconduct will be liable for appropriate disciplinary measures.