VC, provost caution freshmen against breaching matriculation oath

VICE Chancellor, Delta State University (DELSU), Prof. Victor Peretomode, has cautioned freshmen of the institution against breaching their matriculation oath, warning that the consequences of doing such were dire.

 This is as Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State, Prof. Ben Mbah, has also charged new students of the institution to be disciplined and law-abiding while pursuing their studies.

  Peretomode handed down the warning recently in Abraka, Ethiope East council area while administering the matriculation oath on 4, 361 students for the 2014/2015 academic session. 

    The vice chancellor who tasked the students to be of good conduct by shunning all forms of anti-social vices, stressed that cultism remained banned in the school, as any student that indulges in it would be expelled.

  “The university takes serious exception to issues that bother on indiscipline and lawlessness, particularly when such actions involve violence, cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing among others classified as a breach of your matriculation oath.

  “Any student caught indulging in any form of cultism on the campus will not only be thrown out, his or her name will be published in all national dailies and on the Internet,” he said.

  Peretomode thanked Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for the support given to the institution, saying it has helped the modest institution grow to become a model citadel of learning and research. “On our part, we will remain focused in the pursuit of academic excellence and ensure the prudent management of the resources of the university,” he said. 

  Prof Mbah, while speaking during the 21st matriculation ceremony of the college during which 1, 200 students took their matriculation vows, said that the college expected the new students to behave responsibly and must not allow their freedom to infringe on the rights of other students or staff members.

  “Your freedom must not infringe on the rights of other persons, if it does, you will pay the penalty. Give much attention to your studies to enable you make good grades on graduation.

  He continued, “If you have any problem, quickly inform your lecturer or head of department so that they will help you find a solution to the problem,” he said.

  The provost warned the new students to beware of some students, whom he said have sacrificed their studies on the altar of fashion, frequent travelling and sundry frivolities.

  “If you want to graduate with flying colours as well as justify the money your parents will invest in you, beware of such unserious students. This college being a co-educational institution, you are expected to visit the opposite sex hostels at only management approved hours. Do not harbour visitors against the regulation of the institution especially at night. And for your information, this college has zero tolerance for examination malpractice,” he warned.

  Mbah said that the college had invested substantially in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in order to enhance quality teaching and learning. He therefore, urged students to key-into ICT as the world had become a global village.

  “It is expected that every student should be computer literate; if you have the money, buy your own laptop so that you will have easy access to the Internet. The college has included entrepreneurship as part of your training so that on graduation, you will be job creators, instead of job seekers,” he said.

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