AKSU Matriculates 2,173 Students for 2018/2019 Academic Session
Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) on Friday, the 5th of April 2019 held her 9th Matriculation exercise. The grand occasion was graced by parents, guardians and well-wishers, who trooped out in their numbers to support the newly admitted students.
Speaking during the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga rejoiced with matriculating students, noting that “it is a great privilege to be among those who have finally scaled all the hurdles to gain admission into the University”. He went further to sound a note of caution against anti-social vices that are prevalent in the society.
“I must warn you against 3 antisocial vices which the University will not tolerate – students’ involvement in cultism, examination misconduct and indecent dressing.
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency Dcn. Udom Emmanuel on March 12, 2018 signed the Cultism and other Violent Behavior Prohibition Order 2018, proscribing cultism in Akwa Ibom State”
The newly admitted students were advised not to abuse the social media and were requested never to publish stories concerning the University online, without the express permission of the Registrar.
Furthermore, Prof Ibanga added that the University Senate has approved a Whistle Blowing policy in the University, whereby any student that provides verifiable and actionable intelligence on issues of Rape, Impersonation, Payment for marks, Sex for marks, cultism, etc will be rewarded with the sum of N100,000, while guarantying the protection and confidentiality of the Whistle Blower.
Prof. Ibanga thanked the Akwa Ibom State government and stakeholders who have contributed towards the fast pace of development in the University and reassured all that the institution was poised now more than ever, to compete favorably with other institutions in the country and beyond.