ENUGU – The Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Prof. Cyprian Onyeji, has identified quality education as the panacea to the growing youth restiveness in the country.
A statement from the institution’s Director of Public Relations, Mr Ossy Ugwuoti, on Monday quoted the vice chancellor as saying that various research results had demonstrated that without the sobering influence of education, human beings would grow dangerously.
“The mission of this university is to produce graduates that can compete favourably with their counterparts all over the world,’’ he was quoted as saying during the school’s matriculation ceremony on Saturday.
“I therefore call on all new students to avoid getting themselves involved on vices on campus to avoid being expelled from the university.
“You should desist from gangsterism, sexual harassment, indecent dressing and cultism etcetera. This institution places high premium on excellence in character and learning,’’ he said.
He advised the new intakes to show commitment to their academic work as the university had been strict in handling cases of students’ exploitation under any guise by staff members.
The statement said the university had provided opinion boxes for the students to drop their opinion or complaints on any issue that they could not discuss with the management for immediate action.
It urged parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards while on campus.
No fewer than 4,000 new students participated in the 33rd matriculation ceremony. (NAN)