The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, has advised newly admitted students in the institution to shun negative acts that could affect their academic career.
Prof. Ogen gave the advice in two separate speeches delivered at the matriculation ceremony held separately on Thursday February 15, 2016, for 3500 students made up of those admitted for the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and Degree programmes respectively, for the 2015/ 2016 session in the institution.
Describing matriculation ceremony as an important occasion, which marks a new beginning for fresh students admitted into institution of higher learning, the College helmsman congratulated them for being among the few privileged ones admitted, out of several interested applicants, who sought for admission into the College.
He emphasized the need for the students to be of good behavior, stating that they were given admission into the institution, not only to be trained for the course for which they were admitted, but also to prepare them morally for future responsibilities as teachers.
Prof. Ogen also stated that they should consider themselves lucky to be admitted into Adeyemi College of Education, stating that the institution since established over 50 years ago, has earned reputation as a centre of academic excellence in the promotion of quality education.
While reiterating the commitment of the institution to standard in academics, the College administrator said the Management under his leadership would not rest on its oars, but would continue to toe path of growth and development.
He enumerated some of the achievements recorded by his administration to include refurbishment and regular update of the College website as well as restructuring activities currently being undertaken at the Library stating that the development was aimed at placing it at par with what obtains in other reputable institutions
On some of the facilities available in the institution which he said could be of immense values to students, Prof. Ogen listed them to include a functioning farm, hostels as well as sporting and recreational facilities.
Harping on the need for the students to be conscious of the duration of their courses in the College, the Provost advised them to be focused, diligent and hardworking so as to finish at the appropriate time to justify the huge investment made on them by their parents.
He warned them against evil associations; cultism, indecent dressing, examination malpractice as well as disobedience to constituted authority stating that his administration zero tolerance to moral decadence would not be compromised.
The highpoint of the ceremony held at the Babatunde Ipaye lecture theatre was the admission of oath of allegiance to the students by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Felix Eniola Aderinboye.
Some of the important personalities who attended the event include the College Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi; Deans and Directors; Heads of Departments and units including the Head, Information and Public Relations Unit of the College, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin, parents and guardians of matriculating students to mention but few.