Provost tasks ACE students on personal safety

From Francis Akinnodi, Ondo
The Provost, Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen has charged students of the institution to pay adequate attention to their health and personal safety in the cause of pursuing their academic career.

Prof. Ogen gave the charge while speaking at an interactive and prayer session held with the students on Tuesday in the College.

While explaining the importance of good health, the Provost noted that it is only when somebody is healthy that he or she can perform tasks assigned to him/her effectively.

He reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to implement policies and programmes that will enhance welfare of staff and students of the college.

Responding to questions raised by the students at the interactive session, Prof Ogen said: “Thank you for your brilliant  observations. Your input is welcomed by members of management especially on the problem relating to doctors and students ratio. However, I will like you to know that it is not within our power to employ, it is the Federal Government that can employ and increase the personnel at the health centre, nevertheless, we shall keep on pressing until our requests are granted.

Earlier in his remarks, Dean, Student Affairs (DSA) in the College, Mr. Olaniyi Olaluwoye lauded the management for approving the organisation of the interactive session as well as the services rendered for the growth and advancement of the institution.

Olaluwoye equally commended the students for attending the programme, exhibiting good conduct and obedience to college authorities.

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While stressing the need for them to remain law abiding and refrain from activities that could affect their academic pursuit and bring the name of the College into disrepute, the DSA also admonished the students to shun acts such as rumour mongering, engagement in unnecessary journeys and publication of fake and unsubstantiated news through the social media, which could “fuel crisis” in the institution.

Also speaking, the College Director of Medical Services, Dr. Kunle Ogunmosin, stressed the importance of students’ registration at the institution’s health centre saying the step will enable personnel at the medical facility attend to them efficiently.

He dismissed rumour making the rounds that students that have not registered at the health centre are denied medical attention when they have issues relating to their health.

Dr. Ogunmosin highlighted various services provided for staff and students at the medical facility through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), appealed to students to refrain from the habits of calling parents of students placed on admission in order to prevent anxiety and causing undue pressure on them.

In his short remarks, the President of the Student Union in the institution, Comrade Zubair Taofeek Abidemi, urged his colleagues to give maximum attention to their health by visiting the health centre anytime they discover health challenge.

Also, Ondo State Chairman, National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, advised students not to engage in spreading of fake news and falsehood capable of destroying the good name of the institution.

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