Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has cautioned newly admitted students to desist from social vice and acts capable of truncating their program in the institution.
Ogunbodeded gave the charge at the orientation exercise of the new intakes for the 2019/2020 academic session, on Wednesday in Ile-Ife.
He said that the institution has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractices, disregard for authorities, indecencies and immoral acts, among others.
Ogunbodede included that the university held learning and culture in high regard, and beseeched them to imbibe same, as they seek after their goals on the campus toward national development.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the university believed in responsible students unionism which it must be done from a logical intellectual approach and not to be utilized as a tool for violence and discordance.
As per by him, students can always belong to associations registered with the Division of Student Affairs.
Ogunbodede said that the university; set up in 1961, has earned international standard and recognition, as it has consistently been a bank of knowledge and intellectual greatness over decades.
He said that the institution has so far secured its place among the top-ranking universities in Nigeria and Africa in the areas of research, telecommunications, sports and others, including that the orientation would uncover and prepare the students for difficulties to accomplish academic excellence.