How we tamed cultism in DELSU, by vice chancellor
68 students graduate with first class
Vice Chancellor of Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Professor Victor Peretomode, has said the campaigns against cultism have yielded positive outcomes, as most of the students stayed away from cult activities.
Speaking at a Pre-Convocation media briefing, he noted that cultism, which adversely affected the university was now a thing of the past due to robust security measures put in place to tackle the menace and strategic anti-cultism campaigns on the institution’s campuses.
“To tackle the malaise squarely, I had to write a book against cultism and other campus vices titled: DELSU Survival Guide for Students, in which I exposed the consequences of cultism, prostitution, drug abuse, examination malpractices and other vices, in lurid pictures and prose style,” he said.
He disclosed that he fought illegal imposition of N1000 laboratory levy and imposition of handouts on students to a standstill, adding that he would leave behind self-discipline, integrity and honesty as some of his legacies.
He also disclosed that under his watch, 14 lectures were probed for plagiarism, saying that manipulation of data was vehemently punished.
Professor Peretomode listed his achievements to include the review of academic curriculum, building of a mega library, e-library, roads, staff residences, good relationship between students’ union and university management.
He further stated that he introduced reward mechanism to encourage academic excellence, creation of new programmes and directorate, improved staff discipline and training of 48 youths from host communities, among others.