AAUA Vice-Chancellor Urges 2024/2025 Students to Uphold Integrity and Excellence

Vice-Chancellor Prof Olugbenga Ige urged new students at Mufutau Lanihun College of Education to prioritize integrity, academic excellence, and ethical conduct. He warned against vices like examination misconduct and cultism, promising severe sanctions for offenders.

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AAUA Vice-Chancellor Urges 2024/2025 Students to Uphold Integrity and Excellence

AAUA Vice-Chancellor Urges 2024/2025 Students to Uphold Integrity and Excellence

During the matriculation ceremony at Mufutau Lanihun College of Education (MULCOED), Ibadan Campus of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Vice-Chancellor Prof Olugbenga Ige delivered a powerful message to the new students admitted for the 2024/2025 academic session. He emphasized the importance of prioritizing integrity, respect for academic excellence, and ethical conduct throughout their educational journey.

Why this matters: The emphasis on integrity and academic excellence in higher education institutions has a direct impact on the quality of future leaders and professionals in various fields. By promoting these values, universities can shape a more responsible and ethical generation of citizens who can contribute positively to society.

Prof Ige urged the students, "Guard your admission and studentship jealously by upholding the value of integrity, respect for academic excellence and ethical conduct." He stressed that character development and moral values are highly venerated in the university, and these principles should guide their actions both within and off campus to foster inclusivity, diversity, and unity among their peers.

The Vice-Chancellor also emphasized the significance of holistic development, encouraging students to actively engage in extra-curricular activities and community service initiatives. He urged them to cultivate a culture of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize their potential and contribute meaningfully to society.

However, Prof Ige issued a stern warning against vices such as examination misconduct, cultism, rape, indecent dressing, and sexual harassment. He cautioned that severe sanctions would be taken against offenders, underscoring the university's commitment to maintaining a safe and conducive learning environment for all students.

The matriculation ceremony, attended by the Provost of MULCOED, Prof Abiodun Taiwo Gbolagade, principal officers of the university, and the management team of the college, symbolized the commencement of a transformative educational journey for the new students. As they embark on this new chapter, the Vice-Chancellor's words serve as a guiding light, reminding them of the values and principles that will shape their future success.

Key Takeaways

  • Vice-Chancellor Prof Olugbenga Ige emphasizes integrity, academic excellence, and ethical conduct at MULCOED matriculation ceremony.
  • He urges students to prioritize character development and moral values in their educational journey.
  • Prof Ige encourages holistic development through extra-curricular activities and community service initiatives.
  • He warns against vices like examination misconduct, cultism, and sexual harassment, promising severe sanctions for offenders.
  • The ceremony marks the beginning of a transformative educational journey for new students, guided by the Vice-Chancellor's words.