ONLY WORTHY STUDENTS WILL BAG DEGREES, SAYS UNIUYO VC
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo has charged over 9,339 matriculating students of the university to be security conscious in order to not fall victim of any crisis that could ruin their academic career in the institution.
The VC gave the charge while addressing the 29th Matriculation ceremony of the University which held Saturday at the Town campus of the University, saying only worthy students of the university would bag degrees.
He urged them to abide by the University’s matriculation oath, and shun such vices as cultism and examination malpractices, adding that there had been cases of students who made high grades but had their certificates withheld for various reasons of misbehaviour.
He said that the university had put everything in place to ensure the students excel in their academic pursuits, and discourage their involvement in conflict, noting that crisis would keep them longer than necessary in the institution.
According to the VC, “The management of University of Uyo maintains an open door policy in the sense that it is prepared to listen and dialogue on all issues affecting you and your academics.
“For such purposes, there is an established line of communication with the administration as you must have been informed during your orientation. All problems can be resolved amicably without resulting to conflict.
Academic work requires peace and order. Crisis leads to loss of property, time and even life; crisis may keep you on the programme longer than necessary. So be mindful of what you do.
I urge you therefore to make the best use of this golden opportunity by spending your time wisely and making your academic endeavour your focus. The degrees of the University of Uyo are only awarded to deserving students who are found to be worthy in character and learning.
What this means is that, in addition to achieving academic excellence, you must exhibit exemplary character that befits your new status in life. Remember, you will be awarded degrees based on character and learning.
There have been cases of students who make excellent grades in their academics but who have had their certificates withheld for various reasons of misbehaviour. It is in your own best interest to be security conscious and shun all activities that would be detrimental to your stay in this university as a student, for instance avoid cultism and examination misconduct.
University of Uyo as a brand, has stringent policy for fraudulent behaviour. Please note that all documents and presentations you have made during the screening exercise for your admission are the same documents that would be used to screen you for graduation.
Therefore, any attempt to alter anything in them will have criminal implications and would be considered as a breach of today’s matriculation oath.”
A total of 9,339 students comprising 8,171 undergraduates and 1,168 postgraduate students took the institution’s matriculation oath.
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