The management of the Polytechnic of Ibadan have ordered the burning of mobile phones worth millions of Naira which belonged to students of the higher institution.
The mobile phones were seized from the students by the institution as a way of restating its commitment towards putting a stop to exam malpractices.
The Deputy Rector, Bayo Oyeleke who addressed journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday stated that the move is also aimed at ensuring that examination in the school is seen as sacred.
“We are here to take further action on our resolved to ensure that the crop of students and product being produced by the school are students with exemplary character and are those who really work and worth the certificate of the institution.” He said.
He added that students who flout the school rules will be made to face the music.
“There are rules guiding the principles of our examinations and one of it is that no student under whatever guise should come into the examination hall with cell phones but you know that some students are very recalcitrant
“We have resolved to confiscate them because it has been expressly stated on their examination paper that any phone found on any students during examination shall be confiscated and in order not to allow any of the phones to filter out, the school has resolved that such phones shall be burnt,” he said.