The Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, has restated the commitment of his management team to ensuring a conducive academic environment on the institution’s campuses.
He spoke during the 2015/2016 matriculation ceremony for fresh students held at the main campus of the university in Ogbomoso.
He urged the 5, 435 students to reciprocate the efforts of LAUTECH’s handlers to ensure peaceful and conducive academic environment by being diligent and committed to their studies.
While advising them to give undivided attention to the main purpose of coming to the university, which is learning to become better persons, he added that extra curricular activities, though good for their wholesome development, should not take priority over their academic work.
In further counseling the students, Gbadegesin said, “By formally admitting you today as members of this community of learning, the complexion of the population is bound to experience a change but this is expected to be a change for better. Many of you are tasting, for the first time, freedom from parental control and monitoring. It is for your good that you handle the freedom with caution. Misused freedom is actually worse than slavery. The university authorities will continue to pay due attention to your welfare and ensure conducive atmosphere for you to learn and achieve the purpose of your being here”.
The highlight of the event was the recognition of the best 100 Level student for 2014/2015 academic session, Adeleke Theophilus Adekanbi of the Department of Architecture, with a CGPA of 4.96.
The Registrar of the institution, Mr. Jacob Agboola, later administered the oath of matriculation on the students.