03 February 2015
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole, has admonished the newly-matriculated students of the University to strive for academic excellence and be good ambassadors of the University. He made this call during the 2014/2015 Academic Session Matriculation ceremony, held recently. Professor Oyewole said it would be the third in the series, he would be presiding over as Vice-Chancellor. “From the fore-going, you should consider yourselves fortunate to have secured admission into FUNAAB, considering the high number of prospective students who applied to be considered for admission. The reason for this is not far-fetched. The University has witnessed remarkable progress and development in all ramifications as espoused by the founding fathers. By virtue of your admission, you have become a vital stakeholder in
the history of the University”, he stated.
Professor Oyewole said the University had zero tolerance for academic indiscipline, disrespect for constituted authorities, rascality, irresponsible unionism, cultism, laziness, truancy and vandalism. He noted that FUNAAB was convinced that the pursuit of academic work flourished best under a free and peaceful environment, devoid of anti-social behaviours and other unwarranted disturbances, as the University Administration will continue to sustain and encourage students to exhibit high degree of discipline in their academic and social lives, warning that “any student who does not want to comply with acceptable norms and practices of a decent society would certainly, be met with adequate sanctions”.
The Vice-Chancellor, however, listed the infrastructural facilities in the University that would facilitate teaching and learning to include lecture theatres, hostel accommodation, ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library/ICT Services, 500-seater computer laboratory, transportation facilities, health services, sporting and recreational facilities, sporting and ‘wellness’ facilities, among others. On Student Unionism, the Vice-Chancellor said the University will continue to encourage and support the aims and aspirations of responsive and responsible Student Unionism. This has been continuously demonstrated by the support given to the activities of the Student Union. “It is our belief that students, through their accredited representatives, should be given the opportunity to contribute positively, particularly, on issues affecting their welfare”, he stated. The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to recognise some high flying students for their exemplary performance in the 2014/2015 UTME admissions exercise, as he appreciated members of staff for their co-operation and support in achieving the goals of making FUNAAB a world-class University.