Elizade University matriculates 532 students

For the academic year 2023–2024, Elizade University, Ilara–Mokin, located in the Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, has matriculated 532 students into a variety of degree programmes.

With 468 undergraduates and 64 postgraduate students, the institution’s 12th matriculation ceremony took place over the weekend at the university grounds.

Speaking at the university’s matriculation, Prof. Kayode Ijadunola, the vice chancellor, cautioned the incoming students against participating in any kind of anti-social activity, including cultism.

According to him, the management of the school would not hesitate to hand over any student involved in illegal activity to the police.

Ijadunola, who urged all students to focus on their primary assignment, pointed out that not all matriculating students graduate from the same university for a variety of reasons, most notably anti-social vices that could ruin their career.

He said “Do not engage in ego tripping and entitlement behaviours when interacting with your instructors, as many of our youngsters tend to do today.

“This is not a lawless society, as there will be sanctions for deliberate acts of breach of others’ rights. You can be sure that you will also be treated decently and with dignity by all and sundry.

“Please, do not engage in acts that will constitute a breach of the oath you are about to take today because that is a sure way of exiting the University prematurely.

“The University has zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour – cultism, illicit drug use/abuse, examination malpractice, physical violence, sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, sexual immorality, indecent dressing, and sundry issues.

”These will constitute a breach of your matriculation oath and may earn you an expulsion from the University. If such acts are also criminal, that may bring you in contact with the criminal justice system.

“That will not only cut short your dreams and aspirations in life but may also bring the image of the University and those of your families into disrepute. Please, be properly advised and informed, as ignorance will not be an excuse,” he said.

The VC said all these courses, are fully accredited by the National University Commission (NUC) and other regulatory agencies.