AAU students pledge to back VC’s fight against cultism, exam malpractice
The Students Union Government (SUG) at the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State has pledged to support the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, in eradicating cultism, exam malpractice, drug abuse and other social vices in the school.
A statement by the President of the SUG, Esabu Joseph warned that the union would not intervene in any matter involving students found culpable in these vices.
The statement said the task of taking the AAU to an enviable height is a collective challenge, just as he implored parents and guardians and the university’s community to assist in achieving the purpose.
Esabu reassured students of the university that the SUG was committed to protecting and serving the best interest of the entire students.
The university management had recently introduced computer-based examinations to curb malpractices, even as Onimawo told journalists that several extra academic activities have also been introduced to keep students out of cultism.
He said: “Most social vices in universities arise from frustration, non-recognition and idleness. A lot of activities have been introduced to engage the students beneficially, outside their normal academic work.
“There is increased regularity of inaugural lectures, distinguished lectures, faculty lectures, and local and international conferences inter-faculty competitions. This has gone a long way to occupy students and prevent them from focusing on anti-social activities.”
Onimawo added that the school has also introduced the Vice Chancellor’s Cup for various inter-faculty competitions, adding that very soon; AAU would be the Mecca of debates and public speaking in Nigeria.
“We are employing students’ idle time for competitions in debates, public speaking, comedy, sports and religious activities,” he said.
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