Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti , ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN, has called on parents to partner with the institution to give quality education to the newly matriculated students.
Babalola, who spoke at the 7th matriculation of 1,513 students, said His determination in establishing the school was to give an ally inclusive education which comprises deep learning and character to the students.
The founder, however, noted that he was not impressed going by the behaviour of some students, which he said had made it impossible for him to mould characters.
According to him, “With my six years experience with these students since the establishment of this school in the last six years, I have discovered that you parents do not know your students and children.
The experience I have gathered in six years is more than the entire experience in my over 50 years in the legal profession.
“My generation has a different conduct than this generation, I find it difficult to mould character here because of some students who refuse to comply with our regulations.
“In education, we need two hands to train our students to graduation.
I want you parents to join hands with this university to give deep learning and character to these students.
“I decided to establish a university that is unique and show example of how a university should be run.
“ We intend here to mould good character but I find it difficult to mould character because of the kind of students they have mingled with in the secondary schools. I want you to please attend Parents Teachers Consultative Forum to handle this situation.”
He described the matriculation as an important milestone in their life which he said they should not bungle.
He charged the students to be determined and remain focus to excel.
Addressing the new students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Michael Ajisafe, admonished the students to avoid bad company.
“Shun vices and anti-social behaviour which are capable of ruining your otherwise very bright and luxuriant future. Remember that the university has codes of conduct, with appropriate and commensurate sanctions for infractions for those who breach them..”