Cultism is a taboo in Nigeria’s higher institution and some of the schools are battling to bring it to an end.

One of such institutions is the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

It has adopted two strategies to deter students from joining cult groups.

On Friday, the institution in Ikorodu said it had expelled 183 students for cultism between 2015 and 2018.

The institution’s Rector, Mr Samuel Sogunro, in his report to the 8th Congregation of the polytechnic, said 88 of the 183 students were in the School of Full-Time Studies while 95 were in the School of Part-Time Studies.

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 “The present administration has zero tolerance for cultism and the Polytechnic Governing Council has directed that the names of the culprits should be published in a national daily and that would be done soon,” he said.

The Rector advised students to embrace their studies and take advantage of the empowerment programmes.

According to Sogunro, the management had instituted four types of students’ empowerment programmes to expose students to entrepreneurial skills and empower them while in school and after graduation.

He named the programmes as Agriculture Students’ Empowerment Scheme (ASES), Industrial Technology Students Empowerment Scheme (IT-SES), Students Projects’ Empowerment Scheme (SPES) and Employable Skills ‘Acquisition Empowerment Scheme (ESAES).

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