Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA Centre for Continuing Education holds orientation for new Pre Degree Studies (PDS) and the University Advanced Basic Studies (UABS) intakes for the 2017/2018 academic session.
In a bid to sensitize and enlighten new intakes into the Pre Degree Studies (PDS) and the University Advanced Basic Studies (UABS) programmes of the University for the 2017/2018 academic session, the Centre for Continuing Education, Federal University of Technology Akure recently organized an orientation programme for the students at the Hilltop Auditorium of the Institution.
Speaking at the event the Dean Student Affairs, Professor Boniface Alese admonished the students to combine their learning with character, adding that character sustains success and guarantees academic excellence. He enjoined the students to shun any unwholesome practice capable of hindering their dreams of getting a university placement or vices such as cultism and hooliganism that could cut short their lives.
Earlier the Director, Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) Professor Niyi Okunlola advised the students to maintain utmost discipline and decorum within and without the classroom during the course of their programme. The Director stated that the University Management has put in place, adequate measures that will facilitate an easy learning experience for the students. He also added that the best crop of qualified tutors were on ground to impart knowledge and to fast track their academic pursuit.
Professor Okunlola urged the students to take advantage of the unique learning environment of FUTA to put in their best in order to come out in flying colours.
Also speaking the duo of the Associate Director PDS, Dr. Sunday Oluyamo and the Associate Director Dr. Joseph Basorun told the students to endeavor to attend all lectures and to seek guidance from the Students affairs department when faced with any challenges.
On his part the Chief Security Officer of the institution, Alhaji Lawal spoke on the need to be security conscious within and off the university campus. He also told them to be on the alert and take note of any suspicious persons around them at all times and in all places.
Delivering a talk titled “Finish Well” Miss Aderinsola Aregbesola, a tutor and product of the programme stressed the importance of time management and the need to be properly organized. She said Determination was the key to achieving the desired success. Miss Aregbesola further advised the students to make a decision not to be deterred by any factor but to remain focused so that their parents and guardians would be proud of the investment made in their education.
The programme was well attended by students, tutors and staff of the university.