UNIOSUN suspends six students for cultism



By Ismail Azeez, Osogbo

Osun State University (UNIOSUN) on Monday suspended six students from the institution over cult related activities.

The Vice Chancellor of the State University, Professor Clement Adebooye said the suspended students were from the Ikire campus of the institution.

Addressing Journalists at the 11th Convocation Press Conference held at the institution’s premises, Osogbo, Prof. Adebooye said the University is also producing  first set of five holders degree of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD.

The Vice Chancellor of the State University, said he felt on top of the World  that a total number of two thousand and thirty-three (2033) graduands will be conferred with first degrees across the Colleges of the University.

He said for students to have sense of belonging in the University a good Vice-Chancellor would not isolate any students saying they are being taken good care under the Dean students affairs and students leaders for them to do away with all form of social vices.

However, the Vice-chancellor also emphasised that out of this number, forty-five (45) First Class (Honours) degrees will be awarded to those students who have separated themselves from the lot academically.

Also, five hundred and sixty-one(561) graduands will be awarded Second Class (Honours) Upper degrees, one thousand and twelve (1012) made Second Class (Honours) Lower degree, two hundred and seventy-nine (279) made Third Class (Honours) degree, while one (1) graduand will be awarded the Pass degree.

The Vice-chancellor however noted that over the course of the year, the institution have implemented series of development initiatives channelled to improve the welfare of staff and students, and promote infrastructural development of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor stressed that  his major achievements in students’ welfare is that has have been able to reorientate students to shun drug abuse, sexual harassment, examination malpractices, and cultism.

He posited that the executives of the Students’ Union in July of this year held a sensitization campaign to educate their colleagues of the inherent dangers associated with these social vices.

He also said that the 11th convocation ceremony, the institution would be conferring honorary degrees on two distinguished and esteemed Nigerians, whose contributions to  the society have positively impacted lives.

They are Dr Lawrence Segun Aina, the former Chairman of Oodua Group of Companies and Dr (Mrs) Victoria Adunola Samson, the Managing Director of BOVAS Oil and Gas.

The Vice-chancellor also mentioned that the Management, alongside the Governing Council has been working astutely to ensure that the University’s resources are prudently utilised, leaving no room for wastage or financial mismanagement.

He posited that with the work done over the last eight months, the institution have put measures in place to assure UNIOSUN’s status as a leading global higher institution.

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