ACE Provost tasks freshers on academic excellence
From Sade Adewale, Ondo
The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Dr Samuel Akintunde has described the oath taken by students as a legal bond between them and their institution.
He stated this recently at the matriculation of new intakes into the college.
According to him, it is important that the students should imprint it in their minds that they are liable to receive appropriate sanctions for any act found to be antithetical to the oath they have taken.
Akintunde encouraged the students to complete their registration early, so that they will not miss any papers as examinations would start soon.
The provost therefore warned the students against indiscipline in form of rape, drug abuse, cultism, fighting/assault, indecent dressing among others saying the college management has zero tolerance for all these.
He enjoined them to work hard for excellent results so that they can favourably and confidently enter into the highly competitive labour market as students are representatives of not just their various households but ambassadors and representatives of the College.
In another development, the provost enjoined the students of NCE in the college to comport themselves wherever they are either, collectively or individually, so that they do not bring the worthy name of the college into disrepute.
He charged them to give adequate attention to their studies, saying the College will not tolerate any form of indiscipline.
He posited that offenders will face sanctions . While advising them to abide by the rules and regulations of the college.
Speaking earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, who was represented by the Dean Faculty of Education of OAU, Prof Ademola Adeleke said that the main objective of the matriculation exercise is to acquaint the students with the fundamental principles, norms and culture of the institution.
He added that these core values have projected the image of the institution as a center for learning and character moulding of the students.
Ogunbodede further added that the core values also depict the vision of the institution which is to nurture a high international standard.
According to him, the motive of the students in the College is to be groomed in learning and character to make them intellectually sound, emotionally stable, morally upright and properly fit to take up positions of responsibilities wherever they find themselves.
Responding, a matriculant from tha Geography Department, Miss Fatima Musa expressed joy and promised to abide by the College rules and regulations so as to achieve all goals.
Also speaking, from Economics Department, Mr Ajibu Ahudu promised to shun all bad groups and promote the good name of the college.