The Provost of the Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, has advised newly admitted students of the institution against joining secret cult and indulging in social vices that could have negative effect on their academic career.
Prof. Ogen gave the advice in a speech delivered at the 2015/2016 orientation programme held for the new intakes on Tuesday December 8, 2015 in the College.
While congratulating the students for being admitted out of the numerous UTME and candidates that sat for the Post UTME examination, which he described as highly competitive, the Provost advised them to make good use of the opportunity offered in order to achieve the purpose for which they were offered admission. He described ACE Ondo as one of the best among its peers stating that the institution would give them excellent training and impact the right skills that would make them globally competitive after graduation.
He stressed the need for the students to take their studies seriously and advised them to listen to their lecturers and obey all College Rules and Regulations. Prof. Ogen also advised them to be of good behaviour and refrain from acts that could make them run foul of the law which could affect their career and bring the name of their parents into disrepute.
He reiterated the commitment of the College Management to their welfare and stated that the institution would not compromise standard in providing quality training to its students.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean Student affairs (DSA) of the College, Mr. Olaniyi Olaluwoye explained that the orientation programme was organised to educate and acquaint the students with necessary information about the College. He stated that resource persons from diverse feild of human endeavours from within and outside the College would talk to the students during the orientation in order to enrich and broaden their minds on various activities in the institution.
Olaluwoye admonished the students to shun acts such as cultism, drug addiction, examination malpractice and prostitution and other social vices, which could help in enhancing learning and make them excel in life. The DSA described ACE as an outstanding institution that has produced eminent personalities who are currently making waves in different capacities in the country.
He mentioned some of notable persons to include Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, Registrar/CEO of JAMB, Senator (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu as well as the current Provost of the College, Prof. Olukoya Ogen and stressed the need for the students to emulate them, so that they could become a good reference point in the nearest future.
The Second day of the Orientation programme, slated to hold for five days, which featured delivery of lecturers by resource persons was attended by Principal Officers of the College including the representative of the Registrar, Mr. Felix Aderinboye, Mrs. Olufisayo Fakorede; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi; Deans, Director, heads of Departments and Unit including the Head Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin among others.