From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri has promised that the school would not victimise Ogechi Okoroafor Sharon as it investigates her claim in a viral social media video of having graduated thanks to her genitals.
Addressing reporters on Monday, Engr Michael Arimanwa, assured that due process would be followed in handling her claims in the viral video and make their findings known to the public soon.
Okoroafor from the Public Administration Department has claimed she was depressed when she made the video and was actually trying to say “Pupsy” (meaning her father) and not “Pussy” as heard from the video.
Reacting to her comment, the Rector said: “About the lady that made the unfortunate video, I have received calls from people everywhere, we have set up a committee to look into that. I don’t want to preempt their outcome, they will interact with her on Tuesday (January, 7)
“I want you to know that the school has not been the best for nothing. I started schooling here in 1982, I did my ND and HND here before I became the Rector. somebody cannot just come and spoil the image of the school.
“But be assured that we are going to make our findings [known], we are not going to victimise her but we would follow the rules and due process,” Arimanwa assured.
Meanwhile, the rector has promised that the school will continue to set moral standards for its students and staff.
He disclosed that two lecturers were sacked in the past after they went against the moral principles of the institution.
“We have removed heads of departments, downgraded some and barred some from promotion, those who go contrary to the policies such as sexual harassment, exam malpractice, in fact, two lecturers have been sacked,” Arimanwa said.