The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo
University have warned newly admitted
students of the institution to shun cultism
Lavergne with OAU V-C, Prof.
Bamtale Omole, during the inauguration
of the sculpture. | Image Credit: Punch
The OAU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale
Omole, stated this during the matriculation
of 6,500 students.
The VC, who said the university had zero
tolerance for cultism, added that the
authorities would expel any student that
engaged in any illegal activity.
He said, “I will again like to congratulate you
because gaining admission to OAU and
standing here this morning to take the
matriculation oat has not been an easy
journey and indeed, it can be likened to the
proverbial camel that successfully passed
through the eye of the needle.
“This is because out of over 30,000
candidates that chose OAU as their first
choice, you are among the 14,000 that
scored above 200 in UTME and among the
6,500 that were finally admitted to the
“As you may be aware, the motto of OAU is
‘for learning and culture’. I expect you to
combine academic excellence with our rich
cultural heritage of respect to authority,
decency, sense of purpose and hard work at
all time. It is for this reason that you must
respect constituted authority and obey
university’s laws and regulation at all time.
The university has zero tolerance for
cultism and examination malpractice.
“I, therefore, appeal to you not to allow
anybody to tempt you into indulging in cult
activities or get involved in any form of
examination malpractice. The easiest way to
get expelled from this institution is getting
caught in the two repugnant
Omole also urged the students to focus on
He added, “No doubt, you are all aware of
the dwindling economic fortunes in the
nation. The university administration will
however continue to make the welfare of
students paramount in its plans and provide
facilities and make better use of them.”