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Unical VC Reads Riot Act To Students



The Vice Calabar of the University of Calabar Unical, Prof. Zana Akpagu has warned the newly admitted and old students of the institution not to allow themselves to be initiated into any of the social clubs other than the ones approved by management of the institution or shown the way out of the school.

In a post 40th matriculation interview with journalists in Calabar at the weekend, Akpagu warned that authority of the school will not tolerate any act of gross misconduct and lawlessness by old or new students stressing that the university under his watch shall weed out those found to be involved in hooliganism like cultism, corruption, sorting or any of the social vices that tend to drag the university anti-clockwise or try to deter the institution management from its quest to churn out quality graduates.

The vice chancellor maintained that authority of the school is ready to do every thing within the ambit of the law to ensure that it graduates maintained a high degree of morals, work very hard, graduate in flying colors to rank among their counterpart in other universities of the world according to global and international best standard.

Akpagu said, “Note that you are not only here to excel in your learning but possibly to become our best sports ambassadors. It is our utmost desire to equip you to become what you want to be after the duration of your stay here”.

The Vice chancellor charged the 9,200 students newly matriculated to the school to do whatever that was necessary to uphold the ideals of the institution and above all keep to the tenets of the university so as not to run into problem with management of the school.

He warned that the university authority will henceforth no longer tolerate any act of misconduct such as sorting, examination malpractice, corruption, behaviors that were deviant in nature and capable of tarnishing the image and integrity of the institution.

He advised the students not to be involved in the destruction of infrastructural facilities put in place by the school management adding that it has cost the school management a fortune to fix the existing infrastructure in the school

”We are spending greater part of our revenue in maintaining the existing infrastructure. Consequently students are advised to cooperate with the university in ensuring that they do not deliberately destroy or damage any facility all ready put in place”

He warned students who were in the habit of not paying school fees so as not to be shown the way out as the institution management shall no longer tolerate owing of school fees.

The Unical Vice Chancellor advised the students to invest the time that they used to put in frivolities in the E-Library to do research instead of wasting it for nothing adding that the institution has made available over 500 computers to facilitate E- learning so as to put the students at par with other students globally and prepare them for the 21st century workplace.

When asked to give a break down of the 9,200 students admitted into the school said those in management includes, faculty of Arts 1,044, faculty of Allied Medical sciences 645, faculty of Agriculture, forestry, Wild Life and Resource Management 423,faculty of Basic Medical Sciences 675,faculty of Dentistry 77,faculty of Engineering 115, faculty of Law 203,faculty of Management Sciences 735,faculty of Medicine 159, faculty of Pharmacy 45,faculty of Physical Sciences 783,faculty of Social Sciences 1,125.