A total of 4,117 students on Thursday matriculated at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, for the 2015/2016 academic session.
A breakdown of the figure indicated that 2,500 were admitted for the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) while 1,617 were admitted for the Higher National Diploma (HND) in the five faculties.
The Faculties are Engineering, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, Financial Management Studies and Sciences.
The Rector of the institution, Prof. Olatunde Fawole, said that 59, 254, candidates made the polytechnic either their first or second choice for the OND while 6, 379, sought admission for HND.
“Out of this staggering number of applicants, only very few candidates were admitted,” he said.
Fawole admonished the newly admitted students to keep away from associations that would tarnish their image and that of their families.
He stressed that the institution would not compromise its hard-earned impressive image due to the misconduct of any student.
“In this institution, diploma certificates are earned through rigorous academic exercise and sound moral attitude.
“I want to use this medium to advise you to spend your time wisely to facilitate your coming out with good grades.
“Using your precious time to ping or browse for items that would not be of academic value to you is time wasting,” he said.
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