The 1,823 new intakes of the Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) have been advised to shun indecent dressing and cultism on the campus.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, gave the advice during the sixth matriculation ceremony at Akpaden, Mkpat Enin local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
He said that a total of 2,340 students were admitted in the 2015/2016 academic session and so far 1,823 were cleared for matriculation.
He stressed the need for the students to shun all form of indecent dressing and take their personal, group security and well being seriously.
The Vice Chancellor who decried over dependence of students of tertiary institution on social media advised parents to caution their wards in that direction. He further advised the students to manage the opportunity to the best of their abilities and shun acts capable of jeopardizing their successful studentship.
“Security situation has changed and students should be more security-conscious because cultism is on the increase, religious bigotry is on the increase, politically-inspired violence on the rise.
“Militancy is on the rise and all kinds of crimes, so new entrants should be aware of these, so that they don’t get involved and become victims he stated.”
He thanked the state government for providing facilities and resources to enable the institution to achieve its goals.
The institution, he added, used its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to ensure that facilities were readily available to students on campus.