As a strategic means to sustain peace, stability, purposeful and good goverance in Nigeria,Dr Michael Arimanwa, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede has advised media practitioners on the need to be objective in their reportage.
Arimanwa gave this patriotic advise over the weekend in his office when the national leadership of Association of Mbaitoli Journalists (AMJ) led by Mr. Chidiebere Iwuoha,paid him solidarity visit.
The Rector while appreciating the role of Journalists in nations development, solicited for the association’s mutual partnership in his administration’s mission and vision of repositioning the institution as first among equals.
He re-emphasised on the institution’s commitment towards moral and academic excellence, informing that for the institution admission this year, the JAMB minimum cut off point is 180 and that the tertiary institution can not afford to compromise the academic standard and vision inspite of challenges.
Arimanwa further solicited the need for information verifications and lampooned some operators of the social media of being insensitive and canvassed for cooperation and regular prayers from members of the association.
Earlier, Mr. Chidiebere Iwuoha, the chairman of the group said the essence of the association is to unify media practitioners of the council area of Imo State and to act as a social crusader in the vanguard of protecting, guiding and partnering with their own in Government and positions of authority.
Iwuoha commended the Rector for his giant stride achievements in the infrastructural development and transformation of the institution and enjoined him not to relent.
Highlight of the occasion was an award for Excellent Leadership bestowed on the Rector as a mark of appreciation and encouragement.
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Chris Enyia, the Polytechnic Chief Librarian expressed profund gratitude to the leaders and members of the association for their labour of love and prayed for God’s goodness and mercy up on their lives.