The Delta State University, Abraka on Saturday matriculated 4,361 students for the 2014/2015 academic session.
Thousands of new students admitted into Delta State University, Abraka for the 2014/2015 academic session have been charged to imbibe the core virtues of hard work, discipline and unfettered dedication to their studies in order to excel in their academic pursuit and contribute meaningfully to providing workable solutions to some pressing challenges facing the nation.
The Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka , Prof. Victor Peretomode who gave the charge on Saturday during the Matriculation ceremony of the institution, called on the students to take optimum advantage of the existing conducive environment for teaching and learning complemented by a team of dedicated staff of lecturers and administrators in the institution to further their pursuit for valuable knowledge that will ensure their success in academics and their chosen careers after graduation.
Prof. Peretomode advised the new students to eschew cultism, truancy, plagiarism and other vices capable of posing serious threats to the realization of their primary objective of seeking admission into the University, even as he re-echoed the avowed resolve of the Management of Delta State University to continue in its current practice of embarking on laudable initiatives and policies that will foster the delivery of qualitative higher education to its students.
Peretomode said cultism remained banned in the University, adding that any student who indulged in it would be expelled from the institution.
The VC urged the students to be diligent and observe the rules and regulations of the University at all times.
In His Words “The University takes serious exception on issues that bothered on indiscipline and lawlessness, particular when such actions involve violence, cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing among others classified as breach of matriculation oath.
“Any student caught indulging in any form of cultism in the campus will not only be thrown out, his or her name will be published in all national dailies and the internet,” he said.
Peretomode thanked Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta for his show of love to the Institution.
He noted that the University had grown from a modest beginning to a model citadel of learning and research under the Uduaghan’s administration.
He promised to sustain the peace which had resulted in harmonious relationship between the University and the host community.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the administration of matriculation oath on the over 4,000 freshmen admitted into various departments in the institution.
“On our part, we will remain focused in the pursuit of academic excellence and ensure the prudent management of the resources of the University,” he said.
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