Alleged N450 million mismanaged fund recently disbursed to Ozoro Polytechnic, Ozoro, in Delta State by the state government for the upgrade of three departments: mass communication, civil engineering and mechanical engineering, is currently generating rumpus in the school.
It was gathered that the school’s rector, Professor Job Akpordiate, and two other management staff allegedly channelled the fund for frivolous projects.
But in reaction, Professor Akpordiate described the allegation as unfounded, and baseless, adding “we don’t have such money here, and the state government did not give us any money, our school is doing well, it’s the best in all”.
Sources within the corridors of government insisted the N450 million was disbursed, adding the rector has denied it.
The source, who did not want to be named, said: “I can tell you for free that Governor Okowa is interested on how the fund was expended. Some of the students wrote the Governor hence the rector is running into confusion, there is no upgrade at all in the school.”
Though, the management of the polytechnic is making sure that students get the best they deserved academically, but NAMCOSST, a body for mass communication students, insisted the school management should consider the safety and well-being of her students.
Speaking to our reporter, the leader of the Body, Pricesly Ogoroh, said: “We are very happy the polytechnic is making good educational quality, but we implore the management of the polytechnic to look into the allegation of the N450m and to also wade into the maintain ace of the institution environment, the premises is over grown, and filthy.”