The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University have
newly admitted students of the institution to shun cultism
The OAU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, stated this
during the matriculation of 6,500 students.
The VC, who said the university had zero tolerance for
added that the authorities would expel any student that
in any illegal activity.
He said, “I will again like to congratulate you because gaining
admission to OAU and standing here this morning to take
matriculation oat has not been an easy journey and indeed,
can be likened to the proverbial camel that successfully
through the eye of the needle.
“This is because out of over 30,000 candidates that chose
as their first choice, you are among the 14,000 that scored
above 200 in UTME and among the 6,500 that were finally
admitted to the university.
“As you may be aware, the motto of OAU is ‘for learning and
culture’. I expect you to combine academic excellence with
rich cultural heritage of respect to authority, decency, sense
purpose and hard work at all time. It is for this reason that
must respect constituted authority and obey university’s
and regulation at all time. The university has zero tolerance
cultism and examination malpractice.
“I, therefore, appeal to you not to allow anybody to tempt
into indulging in cult activities or get involved in any form of
examination malpractice. The easiest way to get expelled
this institution is getting caught in the two repugnant
Omole also urged the students to focus on their studies.
He added, “No doubt, you are all aware of the dwindling
economic fortunes in the nation. The university
will however continue to make the welfare of students
paramount in its plans and provide facilities and make
use of them.”