The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape has charged the 3505 Fresh students of the Institution to aim for academic excellence and contribute their quota towards rebranding the institution.
He gave this admonition during the 35th matriculation ceremony.
The Vice-Chancellor said “we are focused on our vision to promote technological advancement by providing conducive environment and scholarly activities which engender development of products that are technologically oriented, self-reliant and relevant to the society. You should also contribute your quota in making FUTA maintain its enviable status as you key into this vision and mission. I urge you to aim for high academic standard and clear visions.”
Professor Fuwape said by their choice of FUTA, the new students have joined the Centre of Excellence with a soaring reputation that guarantees them a bright future. He said FUTA staff and students are proud of its unique standing and enviable reputation in teaching and research as a specialized university.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that in a recent survey conducted by the University, it was found that FUTA’s graduates were favourably rated by their employers in terms of competence, communication skills ICT proficiency and general human relation.
He charged the students to join the ongoing institutional branding of FUTA by eschewing anti-social behaviour and conduct themselves with utmost decorum at all times saying “As a member of the University community It is part of your obligation to contribute to its greatness, maintain law and order, pay appropriate fees and levies, protect the University properties, respect the rights of your fellow students and report any criminal or suspicious activities to the University authority as FUTA has zero tolerance for immoral behaviour”
Professor Fuwape congratulated the parents and also charged them to see to it that necessary bills are paid on time and follow up their wards by visiting and calling them regularly.
Afterwards the Registrar, Mr Richard Arifalo, administered the matriculation oaths on the students while the matriculation register was signed to signal the conclusion of their registration formalities as bona fide students of the institution.