The Vice Chancellor of Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, Prof Jacob Oboreh, has warned newly admitted students of the institution to shun cultism, sexual harassment, examination malpractices and other social vices or face expulsion.
The vice chancellor gave the warning in Ozoro, on Monday, during the 2nd matriculation ceremony of the university, where students were matriculated for the 2022/2023 academic session.
While maintaining that the university had zero tolerance for examination malpractices, cultism and other social vices, he emphasised that his administration would not hesitate to sanction any student found guilty of any these offences.
The Vice Chancellor said, “You should focus on the reasons why you have come to the university and therefore shun all acts of misconduct, which have been clearly stated in the Students’ Information Handbook, such as examination malpractice, cultism, sexual harassment, blocking or sorting, and leakage of examination materials.”
Prof. Oboreh affirmed that the vision of the university “is to challenge the status quo in technology and produce bright minds prepared for the generation of technological innovations.”
He assured that the university “is set to compete favourably with other universities in terms of teaching and research.
“Our focus, therefore, is to provide excellent hands-on skills, training of students and improve our capacity to create groundbreaking research, directed towards solving the socio-economic developmental problems of our society, Nigeria and the world at large,” he maintained.
The Delta Varsity boss promised that the university shall continue to place a premium on the conducive environment needed to undertake teaching and research activities.
He disclosed that the university currently has six faculties, namely Administration Management, Agriculture, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Sciences, as well as 45 departments with 45 programmes duly approved by the National Universities Commission.
Oboreh stressed that qualified lecturers have been recruited in all the 45 programmes approved by NUC for the university, adding that, the Delta State government has also procured workshop and laboratory equipment for the university.
He remarked, “Our vision is to challenge the status quo in technology and produce bright minds prepared for the generation of technological innovations. Our focus, therefore, is to provide excellent hands-on skills, and training of students and improve our capacity to create groundbreaking research, directed towards solving the socio-economic developmental problems of our society, Nigeria and the world at large.”
Oboreh commended the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his commitment towards the speedy development of the nascent university, as well as the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Kingsley Ashibuogwu, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Amb. Godson Echegile, members of the Governing Council, the management, staff and students of the university for contributing immensely toward the development recorded so far in the institution.