The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko has lifted the ban on both Student and Staff Unions in the new institution.
VC Aluko gave the directive at the 5th Matriculation ceremony held on Saturday, 12 December, 2015 at the Skills Acquisition Centre Otuoke, signaling the admission of the 5th set of FUO students, Class of 2019 privileged to be the 1st set of freshmen admitted into accredited programs.
According to the VC the unions must be duly registered and their activities must also be within the ambits of both local and national laws.
Charging the 650 matriculating students, Prof. Aluko advised them to shun all nefarious activities, capable of truncating their academic pursuits in the University.
“To the Matriculating students, I congratulate you very deeply and sincerely, remember where you came from, where you are and what lies far ahead of you; VC advised.
He further enjoined them, ”Attend your classes regularly, respect yourselves, your lecturers and peers, study hard and shun cultism or occultism, sexual misbehavior, exam cheating, property destruction and other nefarious activities“.
The University’s helmsman also used the occasion to official present the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Bio Nyananyo noted that the institution is fast growing.
He gave a statistical breakdown and data of the admitted students. According to him, the largest freshmen class so far, bringing the total number of students to over 2000 for the first time.
The matriculating students are from two existing faculties in the University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science has 322 while Faculty of Science has 328 students.
Speaking further, the VC said the quality of student intake and staff employed, represents the University’s stance to create a citadel of learning, teaching, research and community service, for the generation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge to gain a reputation as a world-class University, that challenges all its students to achieve the higher levels of intellectual and personal growth to promote sustainable development.
The VC said the propelling force to achieve this is its strict adherence to the core values of learning, integrity, knowledge, excellence, service and scholarship. Which according to him will create a University atmosphere that has the feel of an expensive private University, but in an inexpensive public education setting.
Prof. Aluko also used the same occasion to announce that a school of Basic Studies and Graduate Studies will be added to our suite in the next academic year, noting that the 5th Matriculation is the last for him as pioneer VC and the pioneer Registrar David Souwari, with the expiration of their term in February 2016.