Vice chancellor charges freshmen to be worthy ambassadors of FUTA
Freshmen of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, have been admonished to engage in rigorous academic activities and abide by the school’s rules and regulations in order to have a successful and memorable academic sojourn.
According to the institution’s vice chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, it is only by so doing that they would end up being worthy ambassadors of the institution through words and deeds.
Daramola gave the advice during the school’s 33rd matriculation ceremony, where over 3, 000 undergraduate were admitted for the 2015/2016 academic session.
He charged the students to be serious with their studies, as the matriculation was just the first step, albeit a critical one that would ensure that they enjoy a successful academic sojourn.
“The primary reason for coming to the university is to acquire knowledge and requisite skills through intensive training and mentorship by your lecturers, and other members of the university,” Daramola told the matriculating students.
He further implored the students to look up to lecturers as role models and mentors, and to refer all challenges they may encounter to the Students Affairs’ Division in case of any difficulty requiring counseling and interaction.
He assured them that the school would continue to sustain its tradition of excellence in academic research, just as it places great emphasis on a peaceful learning atmosphere as well as the character training of students.
He warned that acts of indiscipline in whatever guise would not be tolerated, but culprits would be severely sanctioned through suspension, rustication or outright expulsion.
Principal officers of the university, deans of schools, and parents of the matriculating students were some of those that witnessed the administration of matriculation oath on the new students by the registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi.
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