employments into the Rivers State University (RSU) and the Captain
Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt must be based on merit.
Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the Governing Council of Captain
Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt at the Government House Port
Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike noted that employments into
academic institutions must be done to promote excellence. He said the
administration will not allow anyone to cut corners.
He said: “Employments into the Rivers State University and that of the
Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt when it is approved
must be based on merit . We shall closely monitor the process, so that
it is not hijacked and made an all-comer affair.
“We have to be sure that only quality academic and non-academic staff
are employed “.
He directed the Governing Council of Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic,
Port Harcourt to supply details of the financial implication for the
employment of new staff for the institution. He said approval will be
given after the submission of the financial implication of the
Governor Wike directed the State Ministry of Justice to ensure the bill
for the change of name of the institution from Port Harcourt Polytechnic
to Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic is sent to the State House of
Assembly for passage and subsequent assent.
He also directed the release of funds for the construction of a
structure abandoned within the institution since 1992.
The Governor approved 65 years as retirement age for all Polytechnic
Staff in the state in line with recent establishment regulation.
Also speaking, Chairman of the Governing Council of Captain Elechi
Amadi Polytechnic, Port Harcourt, Senator Lee Maeba congratulated the
Rivers State Governor for his victory at the polls, despite the
attempt by dark forces to truncate democracy in the state.
Senator Lee Maeba commended Governor Wike for his investments in the
development of the Polytechnic, which has led to the accreditation of
courses run by the institution.
According to him, with the accreditation of 15 courses at the Ordinary
and Higher National Diploma level by the National Board for Technical
Education, the school will require additional 232 academic and
non-academic Staff. He appealed to the Rivers State Governor to approve
the employment of the required staff to boost the standard of the
He stated that using the Internally Generated Revenue of the school,
the management has been able to improve certain facilities to improve
the learning facilities in the institution.