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Vice Chancellor Admonishes Students Over Anti Social Vices

 

Students of Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe University (KOMU), Ideato, in the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, have been cautioned against engaging in antisocial behaviors by the institution’s vice chancellor.

 

Dozie made this announcement on Wednesday at the university’s well-attended sixth matriculation ceremony, which took place in the auditorium. He also praised Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, who was also the university’s guest, for his administration’s outstanding support and dedication to the institution’s infrastructure improvement and advancement.

 

According to the youthful Vice Chancellor, ” may I inform you, our dear matriculants, that the University is a place for teaching and learning, aimed at grooming the young ones for self reliance/self actualization and for the task of State and nation building, that’s grooming future leaders in all life endeavours.

 

” The University is a place that strives to uphold the finest traditions of academic excellence and scholarship and for fine-tuning of the moral values of members of the community.

 

” You must be found worthy in character and in learning to earn our prestigious degree. The University is a place where anti-social behaviours and conducts are not tolerated. Such anti social behaviours and conducts include, but are not limited to, the following: fighting, bullying, assault,cultism, examination misconduct,use of drugs and alcohol, smoking, rape, stealing, sexual harassment/ solicitation, forgery and disrespect for staff.

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” You must desist from all forms of anti-social behaviours and misconducts as the University Senate will punish anyone found culpable. Always use the Students Handbook, that’s the KOMU Academic Regulations for Undergraduate Students as your companion and study it at all times.

 

” You must never succumb to unhealthy peer pressures. For the avoidance of doubt, the University Senate gave different sanctions ( ranging from warning, rustication and indefinite suspension) to some students in the current 2023/2024 academic session” he revealed.

 

Dozie added that the university, a public institution, was established by Imo State of Nigeria Law No. 1 of 2021 to take the place of the former Eastern Palm University, which had been founded in 2016 and ranked 143rd in the Nigerian University System and 42nd State University by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

 

He noted that approximately 260 students were matriculated into the university for the 2023–2024 academic year, and that the university offers 26 academic programs spread across 4 faculties: the Faculty of Science (10 programs), the Faculty of Arts (4 programs), the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences (10 programs), and the Faculty of Environmental Studies (2 programs).

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