The University of Benin, Edo state and Federal College of Education(Technical), Akoka, Lagos, have matriculated 250 students for its 2020/2021 academic session in the affiliation programme.
Speaking during the matriculation ceremony, Provost, FCE(T), Dr Wahab Azeez, explained that 137 students matriculated for various programmes in the 100 level while 113 students were admitted as direct entry students making a total of 250.
He encouraged them to set high academic and moral standards, saying they should be focused.
“The university and college have the focused and committed philosophy and values upon which they were established, to provide qualitative Science and Vocational and Technical Education to students who in turn, will impact the knowledge to the larger societies.
“To accomplish this, it is pertinent that you pay attention to academic excellence, set high academic and moral standards for yourselves and be focused. For your academics excellence, you are required to cultivate the habit of attending lectures regularly and punctually.”
Similarly, Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, Prof Lillian Salami, encouraged the students to be good representatives of their families and the institutions.
She said, “May I at this juncture encourage you all to be good ambassadors of your families and the institution. I also implore you to be determined, diligent and resilient in the acquisition of your various academic endeavour, which is your primary aim of coming to school. Obedience to the rules and regulations of this institution is mandatory as the university authority has zero-tolerance for any nefarious activities, and is ready at all times to apply appropriate sanctions against offenders, I encourage you all to be decent and shun evil vices like cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, exam malpractices and other immoral activities that may mar your sojourn in this great institution.
“I will like to remind all matriculants that your parents have made so many sacrifices to ensure that you have the luxury of tertiary education. Honour their sacrifices by making the most o this opportunity.”
She also told them their academic programmes were accredited, either as full or interim.