By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof Abayomi Fasina, has said that the institution is strategically working with security agencies and investing hugely in purchase of security gadgets to fight cases of cultism, internet fraud, advanced fee fraud, prostitution and other vicious attitudes that are fondly rearing their ugly heads on campuses.
The Professor of Soil Science spoke in Oye Ekiti at the weekend while administering matriculation oath on 7,000 newly admitted students for the 2021/22 academic session.
Addressing the new students across 11 faculties, Fasina urged them to shun cultism, Internet fraud, indecent dressing, Internet fraud, advanced fee fraud popularly called 419, examination malpractices and other vices that could derail their focus.
The Vice Chancellor stated that the university is monitoring the students by deploying covert technological accessories and security experts, but restated that any student apprehended for any of the foregoing would be expelled to protect the school’s image.
Fasina also presented insurance certificates to 25 poor students whose education have been insured by NICON insurance in a process facilitated by the school to make life comfortable for people from financially-deficient backgrounds .
He said: “The management- students rapport is very cordial and superb here. As part of this, the SUG on its own gave N100,000 each to pay tuition of 25 students to be able to complete their courses. We also introduced Work -study programme for students who are financially challenged .
“In addition, we created scholarship and insurance scheme . We are creating as many schemes as possible. My spirit even told me to sponsor five brilliant students from some faculties that I will pick indiscriminately. This will be students who are on first class grade” .
Fasina stated that his administration is moving fast on its development agenda, assuring that the university will begin admission for Medicine and Surgery in the next academic session.
“I will not spare anyone that flouts the rules, including lecturers. The management just dismissed some lecturers for sexual harassment. We want to operate in an environment that has sanity. Character moulding is very important.
“Discipline is very important .We just expelled three students for examination malpractices. We are not going to take nonsense here, so all the students must face their studies. Students who are not serious will be shown the way out”.