The Vice-Chancellor of the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Professor Timothy Abiodun Adebayo, has urged the Federal Government to send armed security agencies to schools so as to protect the lives of students.
Adebayo, who disclosed this during the 16th matriculation ceremony for the 2020/2021 academic session held on Saturday, added that the rate of insecurity in our institutions needs urgent attention.
The VC also charged the newly-admitted students of the institution to avoid all forms of anti-social activities that could bring the image of the institution into disrepute, adding that the institution has zero-tolerance for misconduct.
He said Ajayi Crowther University is a place where they raise Godly-intellectuals who will pursue academic excellence with the fear of God in their minds.
He said: “The agenda of Boko Haram is being pursued even by the people who are supposed to guide the education in the country and we are afraid of insecurity. Students and parents are now afraid of sending their wards to the university, meaning that if care is not taken, the agenda of Boko Haram is about to be realised.
“I will advise the Federal Government to send armed policemen and armed security agencies to schools so that students, parents and sponsors will have rest of mind.
“I will urge our students to avoid all forms of social vices and criminal behaviours because we have zero tolerance for misconduct, whether in the form of dressing, fighting, bullying, vulgar language etc. The university has a dress code for all students, both males and females according to acceptable standards without undue exposure of the body.
“I wish to, therefore, appeal to you to face your studies and to shun all social deviance and vices that often truncate the future of any scholar that engages in distractions and unbeneficial activities.”
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