FUNAAB Orientation Programme for 2019/2020 Session Admitted Students.
The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta recently organised a series of orientation programmes for its newly-admitted students, to enable them to acquire useful information that would make them good students.
Speaking at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, Prof. Kolawole Salako admonished the newly-admitted students to take advantage of their virtual training to learn more about information technology.
He stated that the world is currently evolving and enjoined them to learn new things through virtual training.
“You need to take advantage of this virtual training because we are in the information technology world and a lot of you know that you cannot do without it. You are a generation already born into the age of information technology and we believe that you shall acclimatize to whatever media we are using to deliver the lectures to you”, he added.
Prof. Salako advised the new intakes not to take advantage of the non-physical presence of their lecturers to abuse the lecture timetables and they should count themselves lucky to have been admitted into FUNAAB out of the several other applicants.
The Vice-Chancellor stated further that the orientation programmes were meant to prepare the over 4,000 incoming students ahead for the matriculation ceremony, stressing that without matriculation, they would not be regarded as bonafide students of the University.
He encouraged them to listen attentively to all that they would be taught during the exercise and also obey the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protocols.
On her part, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale revealed that the challenges facing the world that had brought about a ‘new normal’, which prompted the University Management to respond to the situation through the various virtual platforms.
She stated that the exercise was organised to familiarise the students with some activities of the University that would make it easy for them to adapt to their new environment, stressing that starting off in a new institution for most students could be quite tasking and apprehensive.
“You should always and at all-times, seek assistance and guidance from your Colleges, Departments and the Student Affairs Division. Do not be shy to ask questions, because it pays to find out something than to be lost and then get into trouble. Whenever you have a doubt, frustrated or confused, ask questions from appropriate authorities like the lecturers, HODs, Deans, Student Affairs Division and the DVC (Academic)”, she stated.
She admonished the students to work hard and study diligently so that their results can be a testimony to the delight of their parents, guardians and sponsors, stating that their semester results would be a composite of their assessment tests, practicals or laboratory assignments and the semester examination.