Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, on Monday advised undergraduates to seek deeper knowledge of Information Technology (IT) to attain success in the modern world.
Fagbohun gave the advice during the matriculation of 1,112 LASU students for Sandwich Degree Programme for 2016/2017 academic session.
The vice chancellor was represented by his deputy in charge of academics, Prof. Noah Olumuyiwa.
“If you do not key into digitisation, you will lose out.
“The modern world revolves around IT,’’ he said, adding that computer literacy would give a graduate an edge above his counterparts.
The vice chancellor also advised to the students to desist from indecent dressing, cultism, examination malpractice and other vices.
According to him, the university will not tolerate them.
“Punctuality to class must be your business; be objective, have decorum and always think of LASU because it is the brand we sell.
“We must collectively market the brand to succeed,’’ he said.
Prof. Clement Fasan, Dean, Faculty of Education, congratulated the students and gave the assurance that their results would not be delayed.
“We have cleared a backlog of part-time students’ results,’’ he said.
According to him, the school’s system has been digitised, enabling uploading of results online.
Fasan also assured the students that they would register with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) immediately after graduation.
Dr Olufemi Obayori, the Acting Dean, Students Affairs, LASU, urged the students to be careful in their associations.
According to Obayori, there are indications that sandwich programme is a recruitment ground for cultists.
“This is because some candidates for sandwich programme are mature individuals, dropouts or graduates of other institutions,’’ he said.
He warned that LASU would not hesitate to expel students involved in cultism, rape, armed robbery and other criminal activities.
Dr Abosede Oyediji of the LASU Counselling Unit urged the students to seek advice on academic and other issues when necessary.
Oyediji noted that many sandwich students struggled to cope with academics, family life and work pressure.
“So, you need a counsellor to guide and encourage you,’’ he said.
Dr Shola Oladipupo, Acting Director, Sandwich Programme, LASU, also urged the students to seek guidance at all times.