Professor Kayode Adebowale, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, has said that incoming freshmen have no excuse to not study hard and do well academically.
On Tuesday, at the matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted pupils, Adebowale revealed this information.
According to the BANKPAWA, 3,792 students across all departments and schools were given the all-clear to participate in the matriculation ceremony for the academic year 2022/23.
The pupils took their matriculation oath under the direction of Mr. Ganiyu Saliu, the Registrar of the university.
The Vice Chancellor, through the mouth of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Professor Aderonke Mojisola Baiyeroju, said that while the university is a place of freedom, such freedom must be exercised within the confines of established norms and policies.
He urged the pupils to maturely handle their expanded independence while in college.
Adebowale went on to say that students at universities are free to come and go as they like, with no one rushing them to be to class on time.
He added that there are policies in place to regulate interactions between students at the University.
He urged them to learn the laws and regulations and to make every effort to be on the up-and-up.
You can’t use that as an excuse not to read and do well in school. As was previously mentioned, the university is a place of freedom, yet that freedom is limited by norms and standards. In the academic setting, interactions are governed by a set of norms.
You are responsible for learning the laws and regulations in your area and making every effort to abide by them.
“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.”