As over three hundred new students of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Akoka, Lagos were admitted into degree programs affiliated to the University of Benin (UNIBEN), the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Osasere Orumwense has urged them to shun all social vices that may negatively affect their academic sojourn in the institution.
The VC enjoined the newly admitted students to work hand in hand with the college management and shun acts that are capable of tarnishing the image of the institution.
In his congratulatory message, Orumwense who was represented by Prof. Sunday Iyamu said UNIBEN in affiliation with FCE, Akoka has what it takes for the students to face the challenges and the reality of life.
He urged the new students to shun vices like cultism, abuse of drug, prostitution, examination malpractice and other immoral activities.
“You cannot afford to gamble with this rare opportunity to be admitted to the University of Benin. It requires you to be serious with yourselves as well as your studies. You need to be focused, disciplined and owe yourselves, your parents a duty to succeed in your studies,” the VC stated.
He however implored them to be determined, diligent and resilient in the pursuance of their various academic endeavours.
“Our graduates are very competitive in the labour market and excel in postgraduate studies in institutions at home and abroad. We make bold to say that they are trained not only in learning but also in character drawing from the available quantity of human and material resources,” the VC added.