The Pro-chancellor and founder of Achievers University Owo, (AUO), Dr Bode Ayorinde, has promised to give scholarship to any of the graduating pioneer student in the Department of Nursing who return for Master’s degree programme.
Ayorinde gave the promise during the first induction of the first set of Nursing students of Achievers University who were inducted on Monday, December 14.
He used the occasion to inform the gathering that a team from the National Universities Commission (NUC) were also in the University on Monday to conduct resource verification, ahead of the take off of Masters and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in the Department of Nursing.
The legal practitioner appreciated parents of the graduating students for believing in the institution, especially during the accreditation of the Nursing programme.
“I remembered when I met with some of you (parents) during the accreditation process, there was apprehension from different quarters. Then I promised you that we won’t leave no stone unturned. At the end of the day, we had accreditation from the NUC and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
“And for the inductees, if you don’t like your lecturers for driving you on a fast lane, it is now you should forgive them for making you a graduate Nurse. Having started well with you, we are confident that those who are following you, will end well. You are now our ambassadors and I believe that you will uphold Achievers University’s middle name “integrity”, everywhere you go,” he said.
Ayorinde also reminded the public that the certificate of the University is not for sale.
He narrated his ordeals with a mother who insulted him on WhatsApp over why her 200 level daughter would fail Three courses in Nursing programme.
He said, “Remember our middle name is integrity. We want to appreciate our parents for trusting in the school. You have a choice to go elsewhere. An incident happened two days ago.
“A 200 Level student in Nursing Science Department had three carryovers. I don’t teach you, I only superintendent over council and our responsibility is to provide all things you need so that you can do well.
“Her mother took to my WhatsApp and lambasted me, abused me thoroughly on why her daughter should have carryovers. And I replied that perhaps you want to buy a certificate, we are not selling certificates. If you want to buy a certificate, go elsewhere. We impart knowledge and anybody who fails has an opportunity to do it again.
“She used unprintable names on me. And we have asked the student to withdraw for indiscipline of her parent. Not only withdrawal, I have asked the bursary to return all her two-year tuition.”
Ayorinde also took time to appreciate the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for providing teaching support to the graduating students.