The management of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Owerri, Imo says it will not victimise Sharon Okoroafor, the embattled student of the institution.
Okoroafor came under fire when she put out a video claiming she graduated with the help of God and her private parts.
The institution had condemned the act while many others also berated her.
At a briefing on Tuesday, Michael Arimanwa, the rector of the polytechnic, said due process would be followed in the matter.
“The lady made the unfortunate video that circulated widely across the world because the video was watched by people nearly everywhere. I have received calls and comments from people almost everywhere on earth. So, I know that video had gone quite wide. It is an unfortunate thing,” he said.
Arimanwa said a committee was earlier constituted to look into the matter.
“We don’t want to pre-empt the outcome of the committee because we will interact with her tomorrow from the notice I have seen,” he added.
“But I want you to know that we are not going to in any way victimise her under my watch but we will follow the rules, we will stand by the rule and due process.”
The student had earlier said her remark was a “slip of the tongue” and called on the institution to forgive her.
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