FUTA Vice Chancellor, Dean challenge new students
DILIGENCE, hard work, determination, focus and good character have been described as ingredients of attaining academic excellence.
Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Professor Adebiyi Daramola and Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Kayode Alese stated this during the 2014/2015 orientation exercise for the newly admitted students of the institution.
Professor Daramola while welcoming the new students reiterated the importance of combining intelligence and character, adding that character sustains success and
that without exhibiting high moral standard, attaining success would be difficult.
According to him, “You are not here for certificate alone. No matter how brilliant you are if your character is faulty you are not likely to be reckoned with. Here at FUTA, we mold students into becoming responsible Nigerian citizens. They combine academic excellence with high moral standard”.
Dr. Alese advised the students to work diligently to justify their admission.
Alese urged the students to shun all social vices capable of making them nuisance to the society. He noted that cultism, examination malpractices, sexual harassment, prostitution, internet fraud, teller forgery, nude parties and others would not be tolerated by the management.
At the occasion, a motivation speaker, Mr. Agunbiade Oyewunmi who spoke on the topic ‘Vision and Scholarship: A Classroom Meditation’ advised the students to make use of all opportunities available to them. Mr. Agunbiade stressed the need for the students to put in their best and not to settle for less in order to attain greater heights and build a better future.