The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has advised the newly admitted students to make determined efforts to succeed in their academics.
He gave this advice on Monday 29/04/2019 at the University’s matriculation ceremony which held at Amphitheater, Oduduwa Hall. The matriculation ceremony which held in three batches at different time for the newly admitted students according to their various and diverse disciplines.
He congratulated the 6,650 fresh students who were able to get admitted out of 37,059 that applied for the institution post-utme.
In his statement, the institution has been able to produce satisfactory and qualitative manpower as well as experts that meets the needs of both the nation and the international community in all fields.
He appealed to them to maintain the standard of knowledge and intellectual excellence the school had been known for globally.
The VC admonished the students to face their studies squarely by combining academic excellence with culture in a challenging, competitive and diverse academic environment- Our Africa’s Most Beautiful Campus.
Ogunbodede advised them to learn from their qualified, competent and resourceful lecturers and seek counsel from the right channel, especially, from the Division of Students Affairs and the University’s Health Centre.
The Vice-Chancellor advised them to keep away from their colleagues that might want to lure them into any form of immorality and all forms of social vices.
“The university seriously frowns against all forms of anti-social behaviours that are capable of disrupting the smooth running of its academic calendar.
“Therefore, we implore you to desist from anti-social displays.
Ogunbodede said that the university had zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice, violent behaviour, flagrant disregard to constituted authority and sexual harassment.
In an interview with Ayodeji Aduloju, a newly admitted student from the department of Political Science, he said he has also heard about OAU to be a great institution for great minds willing to make great things.
In his statement, OAU has been my dream school from the onset, I love OAU and I’ll make sure I make my parents proud and one day make OAU proud both at national and international level.
In another interview with Ayandokun Tolulope, a 100L student from the department of English, he said he loves OAU and he has always love to be a student of OAU.
According to Tolu, though I applied for Law, I had to change my course to English when Law lost it accreditation. I hope the accreditation issue is resolved soon so other people who are willing to study Law especially in OAU can have the opportunity. Nevertheless, I’m happy that I’m now in OAU, whether Law or English, he emphasised.
By: Gbolahan Latinwo