The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State, has invented a surveillance drone to curb insecurity within the school premises.
The rector of the institution, Michael Arimanwa, who spoke to journalists on the achievements of the polytechnic on his four years anniversary, said the surveillance drone was programmed to detect people’s conversations.
The PUNCH reported that the school had invented a 7.5kva fuelless and fumeless generator.
The rector disclosed the generator is another impact recorded by the institution, with the prospect of providing a solution to man’s existing problems.
Arimanwa said that the invention of the drone became important because of the rising insecurity in the country.
He also said that the polytechnic had provided Closed Circuit Television cameras at strategic locations on campus and strengthened the Man O’War and other internal security outfits in the institution.
The rector disclosed that the school had also established collaborations with vigilantes to combat any infraction in and around the polytechnic’s environment.
He further disclosed that a total sum of N400m provided by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund had been spent on research in the last four years.
He said, “In the last four years, we have invented electric cars, constructed a gas-fired crucible furnace, invented a rice destoning and coconut dehusking machine, a palm-kernel cracking and separation machine, a palm fruit digesting machine, a presser machine, a cassava grating machine and development of a surveillance drone.
The rector reiterated his commitment to ensuring that a graduating student of the polytechnic, Ogechi Okoroafor, who made a viral video on social media claiming that she graduated with help of God and her private parts was not victimised.
Arimanwa said, “The panel is still sitting. They are still on with their investigations. Once the report is ready, the world will know. But let me say that under my watch, no student of the polytechnic, including the girl, is victimised. I assure you that the right thing is done.”