Daily Trust (Abuja)

12 December 2012

Nigeria: Varsity Warns New Students Against Cultism, Indiscipline

Osogbo — The authority of Fountain University, Osogbo has reiterated its commitment to zero tolerance for cultism, indecent dressing, thuggery and any form of indiscipline as the institution matriculates another set of 173 new students.

Speaking at the matriculation ceremony for the new students at the campus of the university in Osogbo, Osun State, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hussein Oyelola Bukoye Oloyede admonished the new students to be morally upright in their academic pursuit.

Professor Oloyede who has just completed his five years term AS Fountain University VC said the new VC, Professor Bashir Ademola Raji who will take over from him is also a disciplinarian who will not tolerate nonsense.

The VC said "this matriculation ceremony entitles the new students the rights and privilege of this university community. You must abide by the university's rules and regulations as well as all the laid down guidelines for standard behavior and norms in civilized and noble community".

He explained that the new students cut across the two colleges. He said 98 students were admitted into the College of Management and Social-Sciences to study Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science and Public Administration and Sociology.

He said 75 students were admitted into the college of Natural and Applied Science spreading across programmes that include Biochemistry and Nutrition, Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial and Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology and Physics Electronics.

Oloyede added out of a total of 173 new students, there are 94 males and 79 female and that the university provided equal opportunity for male and female students to compete. He said the university's scholarship known as Fountain University Scholar rewards outstanding students and urged the new students to take the advantage of the scheme.

"This university is fully residential for both male and female students and it provide avenue for inculcating moral value on the students. We encourage Christian students to carry out their religious activities, especially the Sunday devotion while Muslim students are also encouraged to pray regularly".

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