Combine academics with culture, OAU VC charges students
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Students have been advised to combine academic excellence with culture in a challenging, competitive and diverse academic environment.
The Vice-Chancellor of the
Combine academics with culture
, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede gave the advice during the matriculation ceremony of 2018/2019 students in Ile-Ife.
The VC who advised the newly admitted students to make determined efforts to ensure success in their academics noted that this would make them justify their admission into the university.
Ogunbodede appealed to them to maintain the standard of knowledge and intellectual excellence the school had been known for globally.
According to him, the institution has been able to produce satisfactory and qualitative manpower that meets the needs of both the nation and the international community.
Ogunbodede said that the university has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, violent behaviour, flagrant disregard to constituted authority and sexual harassment.
He also advised them to eschew all forms of deplorable behaviour and other similar vices to safeguard their studentship and ensure successful academic career.
The VC said that out of 37,059 students that made OAU their first choice, only 6,650 were admitted.
Ogunbodede advised them to learn from their qualified and resourceful lecturers and seek counsel from the right channel, especially from the Students Affairs Division and the institution’s Health Centre.
He advised them to keep away from their colleagues that might want to lure them into any form of immorality.