Newly admitted students to various programmes of the Federal University of Technology, Akure have been admonished to abide by laid down rules and regulations as the institution has zero tolerance for anti social behavior. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola gave the advice during the 32nd matriculation ceremony for the undergraduate students admitted for the 2014/2015 academic session. The Vice-Chancellor urged the students to complement management’s effort by being peace loving, law abiding and distancing themselves from cultism and other behavior that could terminate their academic pursuits prematurely. He also enjoined them to be focused in their academic pursuit in order to achieve excellence.
Daramola who commended the efforts and contributions of the University Admissions Committee under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Emmanuel Adedayo Fasakin stated that the University has continued to be the envy of other universities in Nigeria because of the extra efforts put in by the management of the University in raising FUTA to enviable heights. He said the University is no longer a local champion as its collaboration with reputable institutions across the globe has made it an international player in the global academic arena .He said apart from its collaboration with the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, USA plans were in top gear to send students to universities in Germany and Brazil on exchange collaboration in addition to existing collaborations with other world class Universities.
Speaking further, Professor Daramola said the institution has continued to be the toast of many young Nigerians in search of excellent education in the field of science and technology. He said during the last admission exercise over 10,000 students applied to the University while 4,039 eventually scaled the huddle and got admissions into the Institution’s six schools. “This is not only because FUTA is the best University of Technology in Nigeria, but because it keeps going the extra mile to ensure that students compete favorably with their counterparts in other Universities across the globe”, the vice chancellor said .He said the students should look to lecturers as role models and monitors and to refer all challenges they may encounter to the Students Affairs Division. Daramola also expressed his delight about the recent approval granted the University to start a School of Health and Health Technology, stating that FUTA would continue to sustain its tradition of excellence in academic, research and peaceful learning atmosphere as well as the character training of students.
The Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi administered the matriculation oath on the students which formally confirmed their studentship of FUTA. 3,675 students who were duly registered took the matriculation oath
Principal Officers of the University, Deans of Schools, School Officers and Parents of the matriculating students graced the ceremony held in the new auditorium of the University.
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