More than 400 degree students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), undertaking their degree programmes at the Federal College of Education, Technical (FCET), Akoka, Lagos have been advised by the management to live by the rules of the two institutions, failure of which may earn them stiff punishment.
This warning was given by the university’s Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense during the matriculation of the degree students. Orumwense, who was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Sunday Iyamu, congratulated the students on their success, saying out of more than 30,000 qualified candidates, who applied to the university, they were part of the 13,000 lucky candidates admitted at the end of the exercise.
He warned them against engaging in any vices including examination malpractice, hooliganism, prostitution, cultism, rape, among others, saying apart from dismissal from the institution, they will also be tried before a competent law court for other sanctions.
He said: “This college is located within the confines of Nigeria, and so it is not insulated from the effects of the poor state of the nation’s economy, particularly with regard to provision of effective services to staff and students. “It is no longer news that electricity supply is not regular in all parts of the country, and it will, therefore, be unfair on the part of any member of the community to expect 24- hour power supply.”
Meanwhile, the Provost of the college, Dr. Sijibomi Olusanya, promised on behalf of the university that a conducive teaching and learning environment will be provided by the college for the students and the staff.
According to Olusanya, the university and the college have the focussed and committed philosophy and values upon which they were established, to provide qualitative science, vocational and technical education to students, who in turn, will impact the society. Olusanya advised the students to pay attention to academic excellence, set high academic and moral standard for themselves and be focused.
“As a student, you are expected to be of good conduct, observe laid-down rules and regulations, eschew evil and shun all associations and groups that will put you on collision path with the college and university authorities,” he warned