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Professor Sampson Agodzo, Principal of the Wa Polytechnic has expressed concern about the immoral behaviour of some teaching staff and students in some institutions to gain favours in the award of high marks in examinations.
He advised male lecturers that no matter how attractive the female students are, they should exercise extreme self-control in the discharge of their professional duties.
Professor Agodzo gave the advice at the 5th Matriculation of the Wa Polytechnic at Wa on Saturday where 508 fresh students made up of 322 tertiary and 186 non-tertiary students admitted to the Polytechnic for the 2007/2008 academic year swore an oath to obey its rules and regulations.
He advised female students who deliberately hunted for favours from their male lecturers to desist from such dishonest ways of earning an academic qualification.
He told the students that any form of cheating in any kind of examinations in the Polytechnic would attract the highest penalty of expulsion from the institution.
"We are not in the business of training students to acquire ill-gotten qualifications since the economic consequences of dishonest people with ill-gotten qualifications in positions of authority will be too high a price to pay as a nation", he warned
Professor Agodzo advised students of the Polytechnic that the government built infrastructure at great cost to train them and urged them to use the appropriate channels to address all misunderstandings between them and management and avoid resorting to the destruction of property.
On HIV/AIDS and other social vices, Professor Agodzo warned the students to be wise in the things that they do especially, they should avoid bad company and the use of illicit drugs.
"Remember AIDS is real and that condom sense is not always common sense because the condom is man-made and also not full proof and you must live to justify the huge investments being
made in you".