The Ag. Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, has reiterated the extant law of the University that only students found worthy in learning and character would be conferred with the degree of the Institution.
He made the reaffirmation during the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony of the Institution.
Prof. Ige who described the new in-take as lucky few, having been admitted at a time when the institution was being repositioned for greater effectiveness, congratulated them on their admission. He said out 16,139 candidates who applied to study in AAUA, only 5,046 secured admission to the University.
Prof. Ige said the University was proud of its merit-driven admission policy, adding that the institution, right from its inception, was designed to produce graduates imbued with the values identifiable with the best educational tradition of a modern University.
“Our University is strictly governed by standard norms and values, and the university will not tolerate any antisocial behavior and character that may contravene or contradict the laid down rules and regulations.
Incidents of cultism, rape, examination misconduct, indecent dressing, sexual harassment and the likes will not be tolerated. Anyone caught in these misconducts, stands the risk of losing his/her studentship”, he said.
The Acting VC, who was obviously proud of the recent feat of the institution said, “I am sure you are aware that this University was recently rated the Best among state Universities in the country, number Nine (9) Best in Nigeria, and number 81 on the continent. These are some of the achievements we are very proud of. As part of our commitment to the growth and development of the University, we will continue to focus on the pursuit of excellence in research, knowledge and service to humanity as enshrined in our vision: To be a foremost Institution that moves manpower development in the direction of self-apprenticeship”.
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According to him, the Institutions vision has produced several graduates who have become giants in all walks of life, and who, today, have become change agents in the society. He enjoined the matriculating students to join the enviable rank of AAUA distinguished, competent and confident graduates who have made the University proud.
While shedding more light on some of the major Students Support Services offered by the University, Pof. Ige said,
“The University in a bid to financially assist our indigent students has recently resuscitated the Students Work-Study Scheme and approved the employment of 200 indigent students into the scheme in addition to various scholarship p schemes available for our students. All interested students should visit the Students Affairs Division for details.”
Prof Ige, who admonished them to do everything possible to adhere to the ideals of excellence and integrity enshrined in their oath, advised them to pay their prescribed fees and complete their registration processes as stipulated by the University Authority, using the appropriate platforms.
The matriculation oath was administered on the students by the Ag Registrar, Mr. Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa.
The Ceremony was attended by all the Principal Officers of the University, the Deans of Faculty, staff, members of the University community and parents and guardians of the matriculating students.