The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac Uzoma Asuzu, has challenged fresh students during the institution’s 5th matriculation ceremony to strive “to be the best among equals.”
Professor Asuzu assured the freshmen that the university has all it takes to achieve the feat; “Our lecturers are up to the task and our facilities are appropriate,” he said. Stating that diligence and hard-work are the watch-word, he challenged the matriculating students to give their best to their generation and make their parents and the University proud. He also urged them to defy gravity and like eagles, soar and never come down.
The vice-chancellor also charged the fresh students to pursue a “balanced education” that would become a foundation for their intellectual, moral, ethical and professional lives, while they should strive to “know something of everything.” He noted that positive and meaningful contribution of ideas was possible only through the path of academic excellence and diligence, stressing that “ Education is the pathway to freedom.”
Professor Asuzu had earlier informed the gathering of the increase in the admission quota of the university; which he revealed was in tandem with the institution’s growth in age, stature, status and achievement. A total of one thousand two hundred students were matriculated, an improvement on about eight hundred admitted the previous session.
It was an atmosphere of joy and fulfilment as the fresh students, donning their flowing academic gowns, beamed at the cameras as they posed for photographs with their parents, friends and relatives.