..as new Students pledge to Abide by Varsity’s Law
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, has advised newly-admitted students of the Institution to complete their registration promptly, shun acts of violence, and comport themselves decently and orderly at all times both within and outside the campus.
He gave the pieces of advice on Monday, September 20, 2021, while declaring open, a four-day Orientation Exercise for the new students.
The Vice Chancellor said the Orientation exercise was put together to equip the students with pieces of relevant and valuable information vital to their studentship and academic engagements.
Prof. Ige informed the students that the University has provided relevant facilities and engaged qualified personnel to help them excel in their studies. He, however, admonished them to take note of key points, which include registration at appropriate time, shunning acts of violence, looking out for information, dressing decently, and the need for them to interact with both staff and students in order to get the best out of the Institution during their studentship.
In his words, “Above all, the kind of education we envision for you as a university is that which provides knowledge and skills for self-reliance in a conducive environment. Therefore, I charge you to make use of this exclusive opportunity to hone your skills through the knowledge platforms created by the University at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Development, the Industrial Training Programmes, the Sports Centre, the Student Work-Study Scheme and such other student groups that promote talent and skills and are duly registered with the University.”
He commended the Student Affairs Division headed by Prof. Segun Akanbi for putting the programme together and for having painstakingly chosen the resource persons that would take them.
Present at the event were the University Registrar, Gbenga Arajulu; Bursar, Tobi Orina, Coordinator of the University Library, Tunde Ademodi, and were also part of resource persons for the programme.
Some students who spoke with the Information Unit of the University after the programme expressed satisfaction over the various topics treated and pledged to abide by rules and regulations guiding their conduct in the University.
Tofunmi Omoniyi (Political Science) said, “I’m happy to be a part of the orientation programme. It opened my eyes to many things. We have been told to do our registration on time for us to remain students. On our dressing too, it’s for our own good. We should all abide by dressing decently.”
Marvelous Ademola (Linguistics Department), said, “The Orientation Programme is very educative. We now know what we are supposed to do and what is expected of us. I thank the University authorities for putting this together for us.”
Some of the papers delivered at the Orientation programme were: AAUA Brand, Becoming Her Proud Ambassador; Process of Screening Exercise of Fresh Students after Admission; Rules and Regulations Guiding Students and Channels of Communication in the University; Students and the Host Community, Positive Town and Gown Relationship; the Role of Digital Libraries in the Present AAUA; and Procedures of Payment of School Fees; among other topical topics.
The programme ended on Thursday with the tour of the campus.