In an effort to further familiarize the students of Fountain University with the laws guiding the institution and to properly incorporate them so as to ensure their smooth transition into the educational system, the management of the university has organised an orientation programme for fresh intakes of the institution. The orientation programme featured an interactive lecture bordering on Drug Abuse among Youths, inauguration of the Students’ Representative Committee and presentation of medals to athletes who represented the university at the just concluded 2017 NPUGA Games.
While giving his address of welcome, FUO Vice Chancellor, Professor Amidu Sanni, expressed his happiness for the students who were successfully admitted into the University. He also commended the parents and the proprietor, NASFAT for their financial and moral supports in contributing to the development of the university. He then advised the students to be dedicated to their studies and not to condone any bad behaviour adding that the students’ mission is to acquire knowledge and high moral standard. “Students are the greatest stakeholders here in this university and the new management is interested in making your stay here comfortable and pleasant. Your security and personal welfare is of utmost importance to us, so feel free to make your concerns known,’’ he added.
In her goodwill message, the Registrar, Mrs Wosilat Sallee enjoined the students not to violate any of the university rules and regulations, adding that strict penalty awaits those caught flouting university laws.
The Head of Department, Drug Demand Reduction Unit, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Osogbo office, Dr. Oyetunde Afolashade Ofoha in her presentation tasked the youths not to engage in drug abuse. She lamented the abuse of drugs by youths and charged the up and coming generation to shun drug abuse and advised the university management of the establishment of drug-free clubs in Fountain University. Also speaking at the event was the Sub-Dean, Students’ Affairs, University of Ilorin, Dr. M.A. Akanmu who urged the students not to forget their purpose of coming to the university.
As part of the Orientation programme, the new Students’ Representative Committee of the university was also inaugurated. According to the Vice-Chancellor, they are students who have been scrutinised and have been found worthy in character, knowledge and dedication to service.
Also, prizes and medals were awarded to athletes who represented the university at the just concluded 2017 Nigeria Private Universities Games. The students made the university proud by excelling in the various sporting activities and the Vice Chancellor promised to reward them more appropriately in another ceremony.
The programme had in attendance the management team including the Librarian, Dr. Salman AbdSalam, the Bursar, Mrs. Silifat Ali-Balogun, Director of Works, Engineer AbdSemiu Odenike amongst other staff of the institution. Others are the Chairman, Fountain University Parents’ Forum, Professor Yisa K. Yusuf, Dean of Students’ Affairs, University of Ilorin, Professor L.T. Ajibade; President, Students’ Union Government University of Ilroin, Mr. Adebisi Ridwan and executives of NASFAT, Osun branch.