The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), on Friday admitted 2, 340 students for 2015/2016 academic session and advised them to be more security conscious due to increase in crime in the country.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Eno Ibanga gave the advice during the sixth Matriculation Ceremony at Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
“A total of 2,340 students were admitted this 2015/2016 academic session and so far 1, 823 have been cleared for matriculation.”
He stressed the need for the students to take their personal, group security and wellbeing seriously.
He further advised the students to manage the opportunity to the best of their abilities and shun acts capable of jeopardizing the successful studentship.
“The security situation has changed and students should be more security conscious because the cultism is on the increase, religious bigotry is on the increase, politically-inspired violence on the rise.
“Militancy is on the rise and all kinds of crimes, so new entrants therefore should be aware of these, so that they don’t get involved and become victims,” Ibanga cautioned.
He said the institution had put mechanism in place to facilitates good teaching and learning atmosphere for students.
The Vice Chancellor warned against indecent dressing on campuses of the institution, saying that the University has zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.
Ibanga thanked the State Government for providing facilities and resources to enable the institution achieve its goals.
He noted that the institution had also used the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), to ensure that facilities are readily available to students on the campus.
He, however, decried over dependence of students of tertiary institution on social media as it is the tendency today, advising parents to help cautioned their wards in this direction.
He restated its commitment that the university was determined to be one of the best in the World such that graduates with certificates can be counted as some of the best graduates.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the highlights of the event included the presentation of the maiden copy of Newspapers “AKSU MIRROR” by Dr. Church Akpan, Head of Department, Mass Communications to the Vice Chancellor.