July 2, 2022 8:59 am

Embrace Unethical Tendencies And Get Kicked Out, MOUAU VC Warns Freshers

By Our Reporter

The Vice Chancellor, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, MOUAU Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe has warned that the University will not hesitate to invoke relevant sanctions against any student caught engaging in acts that are adjudged inconsistent with the terms of his or her admission into the University.

To this end, he charged the 4,522 freshers to take their studies seriously, adopt the core values of the University and to shun unethical tendencies such as cultism, examination malpractice and other anti-social behaviours in order to justify the contributions being made by their parents and guardians and that of the University towards their wellbeing.

In his address during the 28th Matriculation Ceremony of the Institution held at the University Convocation Arena, Prof. Iwe who congratulated the students for clambering through the strict but friendly procedures to gain admission into the University, pointed out that the training of students ought not be left on the University authorities alone rather should be a partnership venture where parents and guardians of the students should also get involved.

The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that parents and guardians and the University should form a synergy by closely monitoring the behavioral and academic performances of the students so that their primary essence in the university is achieved.

Prof. Iwe maintained that matriculation signifies the admission and reception of fresh students into the institution as the students are expected to participate in the swearing of oath of admission and signing the matriculation register before they are regarded as bona-fide students of the institution.

He emphasized that the matriculated students are entitled to enjoy all rights and privileges as students of the University.

Prof. Iwe

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that five thousand one hundred and twenty-seven (5,127) was the total quota Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB allowed the University in the 2020/2021 Academic Session which comprising normal and direct entry applicants out of which the University admitted a total Four Thousand, Five Hundred and twenty-two (4,522).

This figure according to him is grossly inadequate when compared to the teeming number of candidates seeking admission into university. 

While administrating the Matriculation Oath, Mrs. Jacinta Ogwo-Agu, MOUAU Registrar urged the students to be diligence in their academic goals.

Mrs Jacinta Ogwo-Agu

 She stressed that the University stands for excellence as enshrined in their vision and the core values and advised the students to uphold the obey all rules and regulations and refrain from any act of violence or vices that will bring disrepute to the University.

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