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Fresh students admitted to various programmes of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA have been admonished to engage in rigorous academic activities and abide by the rules and regulations of the institution in order to have a successful and memorable stay in the University. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola gave the advice during the 33rd Matriculation Ceremony for the undergraduate students admitted for the 2015/2016 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor urged the students to be serious with their studies, as the matriculation is just the first step albeit a critical one that will ensure a successful academic sojourn. He also counseled the students to be worthy ambassadors of the institution through words and deeds.
He stated that “The primary reason for coming to the University is to acquire knowledge and requisite skills through intensive training and mentorship by your lecturers and other members of the University”. Speaking further the Vice-Chancellor implored the students to look to lecturers as role models and mentors and to refer all challenges they may encounter to the Students Affairs’ Division in case of any difficulty requiring counseling and interaction. He assured the students that FUTA will continue to sustain its tradition of excellence in academic research and peaceful learning atmosphere as well as the character training of students. He however, enjoined them to abide with the laid down rules and regulations of the University as act of indiscipline would not only be tolerated but will also be severely sanctioned.
Principal Officers of the University, Deans of Schools, School Officers and parents of the matriculating students graced the ceremony held in the Main Auditorium of the University with the matriculation oath administered on the over 3000 new students by the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi in line with the tradition of formal enrolment into Higher Education Institutions.