Sequel to the recent action of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) against Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Ph.D., has appealed to students of Abiapoly and other well-meaning Abians to remain calm.
In a statement, the government said it views the decision of NBTE against the institution as very embarrassing and capable of destabilising the current peace and harmony existing in the state, as the fate of the students of the institution appears to be jeopardised by the said action.
“It must be placed on record that academic activities have been ongoing in the institution without interruptions; the teachers and staff of Abiapoly were not on strike and have remained committed to their duties.
“As part of the measure to reposition the institution, Government hereby announces the immediate dissolution and suspension of the council and management of the institution respectively.
“In line with the foregoing, Government has approved the constitution of a task force to restore the Accreditation of Abiapoly within 30 days, membership of the task force includes;
1) Prof. Ikechi Mgboji -Chairman.
2) Dr. John Nwadioha – member
3) Hon. Jude Udeachara- member.
4) Rev.Fr. Kelechi Anyanwu Ph.D.- member.
5) Mrs. Love Ezema, mni- Member.
6) Mr. Stanley Nwankpa (SUG) President of Abiapoly- member.