Prof. Mgbeoji said this while unveiling the new acting Rector of Abia State Polytechnic Aba. Prof.Ezionye Eboh and the new acting Registrar, Chief Comfort Adanma Nwabughiogu to the students of Aba State Polytechnic.
A release by the Senior special assistant to the honourabe commissioner, Mr Enyinnaya Clinton the hardworking commissioner for education Abia State stated that two months salary arrears will be paid as part of government efforts to return sanity and sustainability to the striking lecturers to return to Classroom. He said that Abia State House of Assembly will soon look into the edict establishing Abia State polytechnic to make it a student centered administration.
According to him,Prof.Mgbeoji said vehemently that the needed change to transform Abia State Poly is here and anyone who stands in the way of this change will be shown the exit door. However he emphasised that the govt is open for discussion to better the welfare of students and the staff of the school. He reiterated that Abia State Polytechnic is not a political ground for people to play politics.
The Commissioner announced to the students that school would resume fully tomorrow, Wednesday 8th February, 2017.
In response the new acting Rector of school Prof. E.Eboh admitted that the task ahead is enormous, he promised that rebuilding of Abia State polytechnic Aba had started. He added that the recent success story of Abia State University Uturu led by VC Prof. E.Ikonne where he is coming from will be replicated in Abia State Polytechnic Aba.
On behalf of the students, the out-going Student Union President of Abia State polytechnic Aba Comrade Chigbu Godswill pledged that the students will support new administration and pleaded with the Government to incorporate the students while making decisions concerning the school.
The Commissioner also had interactive session with the students.
Abia State govt is determined to reposition the institution and return to its rightful positions amongst the Polytechnics in the Country.
It can only get better.
God bless Abia State.