UI VC To New Students:  No Excuse Not To  Make Good Grades

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Vice-Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale on Tuesday, said newly admitted students of the Institution have no excuse not to read and make good grades. 

Speaking at the matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted students of the institution, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that 3,792 students were cleared for the 2022/2023 matriculation ceremony spread across various faculties in the University 

Represented by the Institution Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic  Professor Aderonke Mojisola Baiyeroju, the Vice Chancellor declared that the ” university is a place of freedom, but the freedom is guided by rules”. 

Tasking the students to manage their newfound freedom responsibly while in the university, Professor Adebowale stressed that the university is a place of freedom, where nobody wakes students up in the morning to attend classes. 

” You have no excuse not to read and make good grades. As earlier stated, the university is a place of freedom, but it is freedom guided by rules. There are established rules guiding engagements in the university,” he said. 

Professor Adebowale added, “You are expected to find what the rules are and do your utmost best to keep the rules and remain on the right side of the law.”

“For those who will run foul of the law, the Students Disciplinary Committee is the organ of the university through which they will be proceeded and sanctioned if found guilty of any misconduct’ 

While emphasizing that there are established rules guiding engagements in the University, the Vice Chancellor urged them to find out the rules and do their utmost to keep the rules and remain on the right side of the law, adding that 

most of the students probably for the first time in their lives are having absolute freedom.

The Vice-Chancellor also charged the students to receive all rounded training from the University by making use of sporting facilities, joining registered clubs, participating actively in student unionism, and practising their religion without impinging on the rights of others.

Professor Adebowale while advising the students to take advantage of the enormous digital and non-digital resources of the Central Library, faculty libraries, and the functional reading rooms in the halls of residence, admonished the new students that whatever they make out of the University and what they turn out to be in life are both functions of how they manage their freedom.

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