VICE CHANCELLOR CHARGES NEW STUDENTS ON DISCIPLINE, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AT ORIENTATION CEREMONY
“It behoves on you, therefore, to behave decently within and outside the University environment, strive for academic excellence, resist the urge to partake in unwholesome acts, and at the end of your programme, not only will you be proud of yourself, we and your family members will also be proud of you.”
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, on Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022, charged students newly admitted into the University on the need to conduct themselves decently and embrace academic excellence throughout their stay in the Lagos State University, while eschewing acts of indiscipline.
She made the points at the second and final day of the 2-Day Orientation Programme organised for students newly admitted for the 2021/2022 Academic Session. The programme held at the Buba Marwa Auditorium, main campus, Ojo with members of the university management, Deans, Directors and other academic and non-academic staff in attendance.
The professor of Physiology, who preceeded her address with the popular rallying song, _”LASU na elele”, to the delight of the thousands of students gathered in and outside of the Auditorium, was also unequivocal about the institution’s intolerance for indiscipline.
She said, “Let me state categorically that LASU as an institution has zero tolerance for indiscipline and we ensure strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the University. Please be assured, that we will ensure fairness and justice in our approach to matter of indiscipline”, while adding that “It behoves on you therefore, to behave decently within and outside the University environment, strive for academic excellence, resist the urge to partake in unwholesome acts and, at the end of your programme, you will not only be proud of yourself, we and your family members will also be proud of you.”
Earlier in her speech, she congratulated the students for gaining admission into the institution and prayed for their success: “I congratulate our newly admitted students, who after a vigorous exercise, gained admission into the various Degree Programmes of our great institution. I pray that the good Lord will use this great University to foster your growth and development in the overall interest of our dear Country.”
The students were treated to seven lectures on topics ranging from “Regulations Governing Award of Degrees in the university”, to “Types, Uses and Management of Academic Records”, “An Overview of Students’ Handbook”, “Information Dissemination System in the University”, “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Campus”, “Sporting Activities and Facilities in the University” and “Moral Expectations of LASU Students”, delivered by senior officials of the university.
The lectures were however spiced up with intermittent musical and dance performances by students of the Theatre Arts and Music Department as well as some solo artists.
Members of the Campus Volunteer Group, recently constituted by the University, were also on ground to welcome the students in their unique way on the Day 1 and 2 of the programme.
Acting Dean of the Students Affairs Division, Dr. Tajudeen Olumoko, had on Tuesday, 2nd August, the Day 1 of the programme, set the tone by stating the essence of the orientation, which he said “serves as a unique platform to harmonise different heterogeneous groups represented among the students so that they can come to terms with the ideals of our institution.”
The orientation programme was sponsored by Wema Bank Nigeria Plc.