UNIBEN VC urges students to shun social vices
Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, has urged the newly matriculated students of the institution to stay focused and shun cultism, prostitution and drug abuse, among other social vices.
Salami who spoke at the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, in affiliation with UNIBEN at the 2020/2021 matriculation ceremony, enjoined the students to avoid distractions, and continue to work hard towards their studies.
Represented by chairman, affiliation supervisory committee and UNIBEN admission board, Prof. Kingsley Omorogiuwa, the vice chancellor added that the school management and the directorate are working tirelessly to ensure that new students have a smooth learning experience.
She explained that obedience to the rules and regulations of the institution is mandatory, as the university has zero tolerance for any nefarious activities and ready to apply appropriate sanctions against offenders.
Salami encouraged them to be good ambassadors of their families and the institution, imploring them to be determined, diligent and resilient in their various academic endeavours.
She said: “I encourage you all to be decent and shun evil vices like cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, exam malpractice and other immoral activities that may mar your sojourn in this institution
“Obedience to the rules and regulations is mandatory as management has zero-tolerance for any nefarious activities and it’s ready to apply appropriate sanctions against offenders.
Provost, Federal College of Education, Akoka, Dr Wahab Azeez, stated that 137 students matriculated for various programmes in the 100 level, while 113 students were admitted as direct entry students, making a total of 250.
“The university and college have the focused and committed philosophy and values upon which they are established, to provide qualitative science, vocational and technical education to students who in-turn, will impact the knowledge to larger society.