The Polytechnic Ibadan has destroyed no fewer than one thousand mobile telephones worth millions of naira, which were confiscated from students during examinations.
The Deputy Rector of the institution, Bayo Oyeleke, told newsmen on Wednesday that the phones were recovered from students during examination, adding that the school has decided to burn the phones to restate its commitment to fight examination malpractices, PM News reports.
“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.
“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.
He also noted that the authorities have resolved to ensuring that the examinations of the Polytechnic are sacred.