The Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Dutsin-MA, Katsina State, Professor A.H Bichi, has charged students and staff of the institution to desist from engaging in cultism and other social vices that may damage their future and affect their academic growth
The Vice Chancellor who gave the charge in a welcome address at the 2018 National Universities Commission NUC Parastatal Servicom Committee meeting hosted by the university, said the varsity management will not tolerate acts of indiscipline and wanting behavior amongst students and staff
He said ‘’the management will frown at any act of indiscipline amongst students and staff, and will also reward exemplary conducts. Students are also encouraged to bring their complains through the focal officer, in the Servicom unit of the school with the assurance that they will receive prompt attention.’’
Also while presenting one of the lead papers at the meeting, former focal Officer of the Servicom unit, of the Federal University, Dutsin-MA, , Professor Aminu Dalha Kankia, decried the fallen standard of ethical values in Nigerian universities, arguing that this development portends a bad omen both to Nigeria education and the society in general.
Professor Kankia who made the above observation through a paper titled ‘’Work ethics in the Nigerian University System: implications for staff and students’’, further maintained that that the management of every university’s organizational focus must be consistent with generally acceptable ethics and values.
He urged staff and students to be guided by ethical values, good conduct and moral behavior and compliance to acceptable norms
He said ’’several social vices are very rampant in most varsities, whereas ethics which constitutes set of rules, values, discipline and integrity amongst staff and students are vastly on the decline’’
Also speaking on a paper titled ’’effective service delivery, a cure to illegal association and cultism’’, the chairman, NUC Public Service Committee on Servicom, Mr. Adewale Bakare urged the students to always channel their complaints through the focal officer Servicom and to feel free to seek counseling on any issue threatening their academic careers.
He noted that frequent interactions between students and Servicom officers will go a long way in guiding the students away from secrete cult membership.
Adapted from The Nation