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FECA emphasizes academic integrity, ethical conducts

By Boluwatife Akinola

The Provost of the Federal College of Agriculture Akure (FECA), Dr. Albert Fadimu, has warned students not to be involved in examination malpractice, cultism, indecent dressing, and other immoral acts.

Dr Fadimu sounded the warning at the college’s matriculation ceremony for 2023/2024 fresh students of the school.

He advised the freshmen to eschew all forms of lackadaisical attitude towards their studies, stressing that the institution will not spare any students caught flouting the school rules and regulations.

His words: “The importance of good dressing cannot be overemphasized; hence, the college is very particular about the dress code,” he added.

While saying the ceremony marks the beginning of a journey of hope, growth, and transformation and a celebration of their pursuit of intellectual knowledge, Fadimu that the students must be ethical in their behaviour.

The Provost reiterated that the school’s mission is to train middle-level manpower in agriculture and related disciplines for students to be self-reliant and job creators.

He said, “Our mission is to train middle-leverage manpower in the areas of agriculture and related disciplines, who will be self-reliant and constitute quality manpower capable of boosting national growth and development, and to also integrate available manpower and resources into the mainstream of available opportunities in the agricultural sector.

“This would become achievable if you abide by all the rules and regulations of the college.”

While stating that the school boasts world-class lecturers, he assured that the students are not alone, as the school’s dedicated staff members are on hand to guide them to success, noting that fellow students are also collaborators and sources of inspiration.

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He challenged them to find their unique ways to contribute through academics, research, community service, or leadership to the school and society at large, saying the school would make all needed resources available to ensure quality education

Earlier, the oath of allegiance was sworn by the students, led by the registrar of the school, Mr. Owolabi Patrick.

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