VC warns matriculating students against distractions

By Omovudidi Onoharhigho |   12 March 2020   |   4:02 am  

The vice chancellor of Anchor University, Prof Joseph Afolayan has warned matriculating students to watch against distractions to finish strong.

Afolayan who spoke at the fourth matriculation ceremony of the school lamented that students easily get distracted and fail to be diligent.

He said: “The years you would spend here are going to form the crux of your professional outlook. I advise that you attend all programmes of the university including fellowship programmes because we will not tolerate any form of truancy.

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“We expect good behaviour and decent dressing from all students. No smoking or use of drugs, anyone caught will be expelled.”

He noted that there are several supports and facilities to enrich and guide the students to do their best during years of study.

Prof Afolayan declared that the greatest good students would do to themselves is to make the best use of the provisions available.

Speaking on the school’s journey so far, he said, “At inception we started with 15 programmes across three faculties but had 14 new programmes approved by National Universities Commissions (NUC) last session, bringing our university programmes to 29.

“We also had our first accreditation exercise late last year and by God’s grace we are very hopeful of excellent results from NUC.”

He mentioned that the school’s relationships span several continents and have actively signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several institutions.

Some of the institutions include: University of Colorado Boulder, USA; MikroTik Academy for Networking Certification; University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany; and India Centre for Soace Physics.

“We are proud to tell you that in a matter of weeks, Anchor University Journal of Science and Technology (AUJST) will be published. Also, our maiden convocation will be held later this year,” he stated.

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