By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Professor Joseph Fuwape has advised newly admitted students to imbibe positive attitude to academic activities and strike the right balance in their social life.
Giving the advice at the commencement of the orientation programme for new students admitted for the 2018/2019 academic session, he urged them to attend lectures, practical classes, workshops and other allied academic activities regularly.
He emphasized that the peculiarities of the academic environment gives rise to “academic culture”, which is characterized by discipline, orderliness, creativity, excellence integrity, diligence and rationality.
Warning the students that they could only earn a degree at FUTA if they were found worthy in character and learning at the end of their studentship in the University, Fuwape reiterated that the institution had zero tolerance for indiscipline, cultism, and examination misconduct.
He said the full weight of the law of the institution wouldl be applied to discipline students who run afoul of extant rules and regulations.
Fawupe also assured the students that the University Management would continue to ensure adequate provision of amenities to make learning pleasurable saying FUTA had one of the best crop of academic and nonacademic staff in the country.
The Dean, student affairs division, Professor Gbenga Onibi who also addressed the new students, congratulated them for being part of the lucky ones that secured admission into FUTA.
He said unlike the secondary school, the University is a different society, no bells to wake anyone up from bed or rules requesting one to observe light out.
However the University has rules and regulations guiding every activity.
He said the students’ affairs division serves as the “Loco parentis” within and outside the campus to students in the course of their stay in the institution.
While observing that the orientation programme was a way of welcoming and properly grounding them in the ethics and culture of FUTA, Onibi expressed profound gratitude to the University management team led by Professor Fuwape for the special and continuous attention that has always been given to matters that concern the welfare of students.
In his remark at the orientation, the Dean of school of science and chairman committee of Deans Professor Kolade Koriko congratulated the fresh students and said the orientation would afford them the opportunity to know the rules and regulations guiding the studentship of Federal University of Technology, Akure.
He warned them about the menace of joining bad gangs and partaking in vices such as fighting, examination malpractices and other antisocial behaviour.
3,620 students were admitted for the academic session from a pool of over 18,000 that chose the institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination administered by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.