As the management of Federal University , Lokoja matriculated no fewer than 1880 students into various degree programmes of the institution, the Vice Chancellor, Professor
Olayemi Durotimi Akinwunmi has warned students to shun cultism, examination malpractices and all form of acts inimical to the progress their academic career .
Professor Akinwunmi gave this charge while speaking during the matriculation ceremony, held recently, at temporary site , Adankolo in Lokoja , urged the new intakes to always remember the children of whom they are.
The VC who described cultism as a cankerworn that has eaten deeply into students in higher instItutIons In Nigeria, warned that the university has zero tolerance for cultism and cult related matters .
He also warned that the unIversIty will not spare anyone caught In examInatIon malpractices , noting that the institution frowned at improper dressing
Akunwunmi advised them to dress well at all tImes and that females do not expose the areas of theIr bodies that may lead to issues of rape while the male students should not wear tattered clothes/ jeans and untIdy haIr.
The VC told the new students that obedience to all the provisions of rules and regulations in the student handbook will save them from unnecessary embarrassment.
“I, hereby, welcome you to the various degree programmes you have been admitted Into. As you matriculate today, I am sure that some of you will end in first class honours, others will be in second class honours and some In third class, while some may not even graduate from this university.
“Whatever will be the end result of your academic career here in FUL depends on how you determine to commence this programme because “As you lay your beds is exactly how you lie on them.”
“My dear children, I urge you all to look back and always remember the children of whom you are in your activities In these three or four years in the University, ” the VC stated .