Olukoya tasks parents on upholding moral conduct as MTU admits fresh students
The Chancellor, Mountain Top University (MTU), Ogun State, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, has advised parents to take the moral upbringing of their children seriously.
Speaking at the seventh matriculation ceremony of the institution, Olukoya noted that the training of children should not be left in the hands of the academic community only.
Advising parents, he said: “You have become major stakeholders and friend of MTU. Whether you are a university graduate or not, pay attention to the work of your wards. Guide them to attain academic and professional excellence. Nurture your wards to bear good fruits. Do not leave them for the university.”
Speaking in a similar vein, the vice-chancellor, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, said at a time when the entire world is ravaged by all manner of immoralities among youths, the institution would not condone any act of indiscipline.
He said; “We take it as a personal responsibility to ensure that our students conform to the principles and doctrines of good behaviour modelled after Christian values. We, therefore, seek the cooperation of parents to mould the students because the upkeep and training of a child should be a collective effort. We have zero-tolerance for immorality and indiscipline. When we train these children, we are building a society and a future that we can all be proud of.”
Olukoya also stressed the need for everybody to observe COVID-19 protocols.
To him, studying during COVID-19 pandemic presented its set of challenges, the most critical being managing academic activities safely amid the growing threat of the pandemic.
This development, he argued, portends possible disruption of academic work if care is not taken.
Ayolabi tasked the 313 newly admitted students to be of good conduct, be proud of the institution and represent it well.
“ I challenge you to thirst for knowledge and think out of the box. You must be fully committed to your studies and justify your selection out of the thousands who wanted to come and study in this noble institution. It is expected that you abide by all the rules of this institution,”Ayolabi added.