The Student Union Government (SUG) of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, has disowned the student who claimed on Tiktok she graduated with the help of God and her private part.
In a statement issued and signed by its president, Ahaneku Valentine N. and Director of Publicity, Opara Barnabas Chidiebere, the SUG said: “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 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 course mates. Anyone can gatecrash into lectures but only a student who has been duly registered and screened by the institution is a genuine student.”
The students’ representatives further said, “Our institution is a reputable brand across the nation, having been rated best-performing polytechnic, and our Rector as best Rector for five times.
“This is the same institution that invented an electric car and fabricated automated handwashing machines during the ill-fated Covid-19 era. 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.”