FUOYE-Vice-Chancellor-ProfVice chancellor, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, Prof. Isaac Asuzu has pointed out that the incidences of drug abuse and rape being reported in some universities are serious taboos every Nigerian university must be ready to tackle through concerted efforts with
Asuzu said such cases had never been reported in FUOYE, admonishing universities in Nigeria to fortify their intelligence unit to prevent the country’s ivory towers from being turned into dens of criminals and safe haven for drug peddlers and abusers.
He warned that any student found indulging in rape, drug abuse, examination malpractices, wilful and malicious damage to property, stealing and robbery, among other nefarious acts in the university, would be expelled.
The VC said these in Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State, at the weekend while administering oaths on 1,200 students to mark 2015/2016 matriculation ceremony.
He called on the students to shun acts that could disrupt the academic calendar, so that they could graduate within the time stipulated for their courses.
“We have dismissed students for indulging in examination malpractices and other offences. We don’t condone indiscipline. You are here to study and don’t do anything that would jeopardise your future, because if you are court in any crime, you are gone,” he reiterated.
Asuzu urged university managements across the country not to deviate from the culture of learning and sound character, which universities are to inculcate in students.
Prof. Asuzu assured that more departments would take off in the institution to add to the already existing 29 courses immediately it received the National Universities Commission, NUC, nod, saying efforts were in top gear to get approval to start-off the proposed programmes.
Speaking on the incessant crisis between the students and the hosts, culminating in regular assaults on students, Asuzu said such unwholesome incident had been resolved.
Also, the V C described the violent protest that rocked the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti,
ABUA, about a week ago, where multi-million naira property were destroyed, as very disturbing,
“But this sent a signal that the intelligence unit in our universities must be strengthened. People should be put in position to get information for the security unit, because the ABUAD’s case shows that students can protest when it was least expected,” he said.

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