The newly-amitted students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, have been advised to abide by the rules and regulations governing the running of the University.
The students, who were admitted to the University’s Institute of Education, IoE, in affiliation with the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, were also told to focus on their academic pursuits.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, gave the advice, Tuesday last week, during the Matriculation Ceremony for the new intake which was held on campus of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
Represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Francis Gbore, the Vice Chancellor also charged the 2016/201; 2017/2018 academic sessions matriculants to shun vices as the varsity has zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.
“Every organized society and community is governed by rules to regulate human activities and conducts, and AAUA is no exception. Let me sound it to you that both AAUA and the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, have zero tolerance for vices.
“We have the legal instruments not only to discover sundry acts of indiscipline, including examination misconduct, rape, cult activities, theft, but to also deal with them in accordance with the law. I would therefore like to advise you to be focused, determined, diligent and law abiding”, the VC said.
The Vice Chancellor congratulated the new students who, after passing rigorous tests, have been admitted on merit, adding that the University has put in place requisite facilities and manpower to enable them to have a memorable stay on campus.
In his remark, the Rector of the Polytechnic Engineer Dayo Oladebeye, who was represented by the Deputy Rector, Dr. Mrs. Josephine Omoniyi, thanked AAUA Management for administering the programme in tandem with the regulations of the National Universities Commission, and advised the students to focus on their studies.
The Rector said, “My gratitude goes to the Management of AAUA for its assistance and supervision to ensure that our modus operandi is in accordance with the regulation of the University and the Nation Universities Commission, NUC.” Meanwhile, a cross section of the students, who spoke with the varsity’s Information Unit after the ceremony, expressed thief joy and promised to take their studies seriously.