The provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Dr Samuel Akintunde has charged new intakes into the college to recognize the full worth of the privilege of being admitted into the institution.
Dr Akintunde gave the charge on Thursday during the matriculation ceremony for newly admitted students into the various degrees in the college for the 2020/2021 academic session.
He told the matriculating students that their admission into the college should be celebrated because of the limited admission spaces available.
“Be informed that your matriculation oath is a legal bond between you and this College. It is important that you imprint it in your mind that you are liable to receive appropriate sanctions for any acts of yours found to be antithetical to the oath you have taken.”
The provost also reminded the students on the need to take the registration of their courses seriously.
“Without results, there is no way your academic progress can be determined. By now, everyone of you should have completed your course registrations.”
He also warned the students to shun cultism, rape, drug abuse and other vices.
“The college management has zero tolerance for all these. If you are caught, you have to face the consequences of being expelled or suspended from the College.”
Dr Akintunde called on the new intakes to discover themselves on time and engage in serious hard work for excellent results.
“You cannot but make friends but your choice of friends may determine how well you will finish in the College. Therefore, I want to admonish you to b careful in choosing your friends so as not to be led astray by anyone.”
Miss Miracle Akinnusoye, one of the matriculating students who was admitted to study English Education in the College promised to abide by the rules of the institution. She said it was a dream come true for her to study at the College. She urged other students to be focused and study assiduously.
On his part, Master Daniel Omoloso who was admitted to study Fine and Applied Arts said the course will add more value to him, as he can become a Teacher and an employer of Labour in the future.
3179 students matriculated in the degree programme of the College, while 1411 matriculated in the National Certificate of Education (NCE) programme.
The students were also encouraged to take their covid-19 vaccines jabs.
The representatives of OAU VC, Prof. B. A. Omotosho and JAMB Registrar, Mr B. B. Bamisaye graced the event.