Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has directed all state government owned tertiary institutions in the state to commence the expulsion and prosecution of students confirmed to be involved in cult-related activities in the schools.
This is as the governor has commenced the construction of a College of Medical Sciences for the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST), Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt
Also, he released the sum of N1 billion for the immediate commencement of the reconstruction of the Faculty Buildings of Environment and Management Sciences of the RSUST.
Wike, who spoke at the convocation of the university in Port Harcourt yesterday, condemned cultism and the violence associated with it.
The governor said, “I hereby direct governing councils of tertiary institutions to proscribe all cult and related groups, if they have not done so already and summarily dismiss and prosecute any student found to belong to such groups or participates in such devilish activities.”
Assuring that his administration will always invest in the school for the purpose of developing the state, Wike congratulated the graduands, and urged them not to rest on their academic achievements, but take concrete steps to succeed in all their future pursuits.
He also assured that his administration will work towards creating employment opportunities for the graduands, adding that Rivers State needs their knowledge to move to the next level.
In his address, the Pro-Chancellor of RSUST, Justice Iche Ndu (rtd), commended Wike for commencing the construction of the College of Medical Sciences and backing the flag off with the release of funds.
Ndu also commended the governor for releasing funds for the accreditation of 17 academic programmes in the school.