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VC of UNILORIN, Ambali, wants moral sudies, academics to go simultaneously in varsities




Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, says Nigerian universities emphasis moral rectitude among their students as a way of eradicating prevalent social vices in the country.

Additionally, Ambali who is of the view that simultaneous impartation of morals and Western knowledge in undergraduates, would benefit the society in the long run, noting that the long term absence of this, in many of the nation’s universities has given birth to the rising wave of violence and crime in the society.

He, however, expressed confidence in the quality of graduates produced by the institution saying they have been trained not only in learning, but also in sound character.

Speaking recently when the Deputy Director, Mobilisation of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Sanusi Abdulrasheed, visited him in his office for a pre-mobilisation briefing for final year students, Ambali, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Technology and Innovation), Prof. Gabriel Olatunji, observed that graduates of the institution have not only been exposed to challenges, but have also been equipped with problem-solving skills.

He said, “With particular regard to our prospective corps members here, we certainly can beat our chests and say that we always give you good ambassadors.”

The vice chancellor said that wherever they are, UNILORIN products have “always demonstrated that they graduated from this university not only in learning, but also in sound character that matter. So, we can always give you that assurance that our students are well brought up. They have been properly moulded through the furnace of the university academically and morally”.

He noted that the NYSC has remained relevant and significant to national life over the years, saying the scheme had been bedeviled by challenges, in particular, the insurgency posed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern part of the country.

The university administrator, however, commended the NYSC for doing everything possible towards alleviating the suffering of corps members and making life a bit comfortable for them.

In his remarks, Mr. Abdulrasheed, explained that the purpose of the visit was to educate the prospective corps members on what they need to know about the process of mobilisation to facilitate and guarantee a hitch-free process, especially with the deployment of online procedures in the mobilisation process.

Speaking earlier, the Deputy Registrar, Student Affairs, Mrs. Kikelomo Sallee, said that the sensitisation was important in order to guarantee a hitch-free mobilisation exercise, which, in the past, was usually fraught with challenges.

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