The Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Luke Anike, has urged fresh students to shun malpractice and indiscipline in their academic pursuits. Anike gave the advice at the 36th Matriculation of ESUT held at the institution’s main campus in Agbani near Enugu last weekend.
He said the institution was known for its uncompromising and sustained policy of zero tolerance for exam malpractice and academic dishonesty. “Examination malpractice is viewed with utmost seriousness here in ESUT and the consequences are grave’’, he noted.
The vice chancellor added that the management of the institution also had zero tolerance for indiscipline and cultism. “You are warned about the grave consequences of indulging in indiscipline and cultism, which include expulsion and criminal prosecution. The university will not condone actions which contravene its regulations or behaviours that portray the image of the university in a bad light’’, he said.
On academic excellence, Anike said the management had begun a programme aimed at encouraging and rewarding excellence in teaching and research among academic staff.
“The programme is called Distinguished Teacher Award and Distinguished Researcher Award. In this university, students are actively encouraged, through the award of university scholarships, to take their studies seriously to enable them graduate in flying colours and impact meaningfully on the society’’.