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General News of Thursday, 21 January 2021


'Yahoo Yahoo' boys will be dealt with this year - Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Prof. Charles Arinzechukwu Igwe Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Prof. Charles Arinzechukwu Igwe

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Prof. Charles Arinzechukwu Igwe has cautioned students that the institution will not tolerate any misconduct and social vices.

He made particular mention that students that engage in internet crime, especially the one called ‘yahoo yahoo’ as well as examination malpractices will not be tolerated in the university.

“The University of Nigeria has zero-tolerance for cultism and other nefarious activities. Anyone caught in the act will be handed over to the police for prosecution. We also abhor cybercrimes, particularly the internet crime known as ‘yahoo yahoo’. Also, there is no place for examination malpractice. So, avoid all these, to have a hitch-free academic pursuit in the university, which your college is affiliated to,” he said.

The VC spoke through the Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. Joshua Umeifekwem, at the matriculation of Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu affiliated to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, The Nations reports.

He pointed out that UNN places emphasis on merit while stressing that the degree of the institution is awarded based on character and learning.

The Provost, Dr Pauline Ngozi Ikwuegbu, who enjoined them to eschew all forms of unethical practices, stressed that defaulters would be severely dealt with.

She reminded them that their primary objective of being admitted into the college was to acquire quality education through their chosen academic program.

“You are fortunate enough to have been admitted to study in this institution. You should be focused because education comes with responsibility and discipline. I encourage you to strive to become teachers with a difference, professors with passion and leaders with solutions,” she said.

The Provost assured the students of a conducive environment in the pursuit of their academic program, adding that the institution has embarked on construction of new buildings and renovation of abandoned lecture theatres.

She said the college recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a bank to be sited within the institution.

Highlights of the event were the display of the college de-stoned rice and exhibitions by the Fine Arts/Home Economics Education departments.

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