Afe Babalola University goes tough on criminals

The management of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) on Tuesday warned its newly matriculated 1,980 students  that those with tendencies for drug abuse, cultism and rape would  have no room to operate in the institution.

The  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ABUAD’s Vice- Chancellor (VC), Prof. Michael Ajisafe, said this during the 9th matriculation  of the institution held  in Ado Ekiti.

Ajisafe said that the institution had zero tolerance for all forms of social vices.

He  said the university had got accreditation for all its courses and that there would not be any reason for students to be afraid of the future.

He advised the students not to abuse the academic independence they would enjoy on campus, saying any decision they take at this moment would either truncate or enhance their future’s glories.

He added that ABUAD  was ranked in 2017 as the  second best private university in Nigeria and 13 on the Webometric ranking  among the 268 universities in the country, describing the feat as novel in the history of education in the country.

“Hard work as is being  practised by our founder, Chief Afe Babalola, (SAN) doesn’t kill.

”But let me say this, there will be avalanche of influences and pressures in the university from which you are not insulated.  You must be resolute, stand firm  and toe the path of rectitude.

“You must be able to say no when you need to say no.  You must appreciate the fact that there is a thin line between sublime and ridiculous.

“You must make the right choices always and know that in ABUAD, we have zero tolerance for rascality and other forms of anti-social behaviour

“Remember that the university has its code of conduct with appropriate and commensurate sanctions for infractions for those who breach them”, he said.

He added,  “I must not forget to tell you that good money awaits you if you do well in your academics. The university gives scholarships to very bright students and also students who are indigent but bright.

“ Our founder, Chief Afe Babalola  has graciously put in place a programme whereby those with good CGPA go home with between N100,000 and N500, 000  of his own personal money every year”, he said.

He told the students to “cultivate good personalities, learn the value of time management, remain focused and be  visionary as well as  have positive attitudes to life and situations for theirs not to be shattered”.(NAN)