University of Ibadan Vice Chancellor Professor Kayode Adebowale has said that incoming freshmen have no excuse for not studying hard.
Adebowale made this disclosure during the matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted students of the college on Tuesday.
The BANKPAWA reported that 3,792 students across all departments have been given the all-clear for the upcoming 2022-2023 matriculation ceremony.
The pupils were led in the matriculation oath by the institution’s Registrar, Mr Ganiyu Saliu.
Professor Aderonke Mojisola Baiyeroju, acting on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, made clear that while the institution is a place of freedom, that freedom is constrained by norms set forth by the administration.
He urged the pupils to handle their expanded independence while in college maturely.
Adebowale said that students at universities are free to come and go as they like, with no one rushing them to be to class on time.
In addition, he cautioned that there are predetermined regulations that govern interactions within the University.
He strongly suggested that they learn the regulations and do everything in their power to always act lawfully.
There’s no reason for you not to read and do well in school. The university, as was previously mentioned, is a place of freedom, albeit regulated freedom. In the academic setting, interactions are governed by a set of norms.
You are to ascertain what the regulations are and make every effort to adhere to them and stay on the right side of the law.
“For those who will run afoul of the law, the Students Disciplinary Committee is the organ of the university through which they will be proceeded and sanctioned if found guilty of any misconduct.”