From Kayode Olabanji,
Students of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology ( OAUSTECH) Okitipupa, have been advised to focus on their academics in order to obtain degrees with flying colours.
The Vice Chancellor, of the University, Prof. Roberts Ogunduyile gave the advice, during the 10th matriculation ceremony, 2019/2020 academic session held at the university’s auditorium.
About 1,100 students were matriculated at the colourful ceremony.
Ogunduyile also admonished them to face their studies so that they could make their parents and guardians proud.
“I advise you to cooperate with our teaching and administrative staff who would be standing as your parents during your stay in the university.
“Shun all forms of anti-social vices and consider your admission as a higher calling , all eyes are on you,”he added.
The Vice Chancellor who described the matriculation as first of its kind being an online ceremony, had earlier charged the matriculating students to connect remotely from their respective homes.
“It is an inconvenience foisted upon us by the current global scourge of Covid 19.
” The choice of this online event is a proof that we are not only committed to the local and international measures put in place to curtail the spread of the dreaded virus, but we are more concerned about the health and safety of our new intakes to whom we now stand in loco parentis”, he stated.
He appreciated Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for renaming the institution, from Ondo State University of Science and Technology to Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, a posthumous honour on the Late Governor of Ondo State, Late Dr. Olusegun Agagu under whose administration the University was established.
He said the gesture had further fostered the relationship between the University and the host communities.
The students who were matriculated into various departments which included; School of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; School of Engineering and the Engineering Technology and School of Science, were led to take their matriculation oaths simultaneously.