Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The Provost of De Potter College, Oru Ijebu, Dr Oluwaseyi Gabriel Adeware has urged Nigerian students to shun all forms of distraction and go for excellence in their studies all in a bid to turn out to be the best for themselves and be agents of positive change and development in the country.
Dr Adeware has therefore urged the students to avoid like leprosy anti-social vices such as cultism, hooliganism, examination malpractices, addiction to social media among other unacceptable behaviors that could make a shipwreck of the beautiful future lying ahead of them.
The Provost sounded this note of caution during the 2021/2022 matriculation of the new entrants into the school which also coincided with its 8th year anniversary.
Dr Adeware told the students that the matriculation marked beginning of a journey that would open new vistas and lead to greater opportunities in their lives urging them to take responsibility for their lives and destiny and pursue with renewed vigour the success of their academic enterprises in the institution.
He said that with a team of highly dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff, serene and quiet learning environment, well equipped lecture rooms, laboratories among other top notch facilities, the students of the college have been prioritised for sound and excellent academic training.
He insisted that the institution has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice, hooliganism and other unethical behaviours and that any student found wanting would face the appropriate sanction.
Dr Adeware said the school currently boasts of six departments of Community Health, Environmental Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Public Health Nursing, Health Information Management as well as Health Education and Promotion.
The Provost said that the school has continued to improve on the facilities available within the campus with the completion of the College auditorium, classrooms and offices, accreditation of the Medical Laboratory Technician Programme by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, among others.
On security, Dr Adeware assured that the leadership of the college has continued to rejig the security architecture of the school while also working with relevant security agencies to ensure that everyone is safe in the school
Other dignitaries at the event include Oloru of Oru-Ijebu, Oba (Dr) Abdul Razaq Adebanjo, Dr Ogundare, HOD Human Kinetics and Health Education OOU, Dr Agboola Abib, representative of Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu among others.