By Ruth Oginyi
For the safety of their lives, students of Evangel University, Akaeze, Ebonyi State, have been warned against night shuttles and not to stop at the Enugu – Abakaliki Expressway Junction after 10.00pm.
Prof. I. U. Kalu, Vice Chancellor of the University gave the warning during the University 8th matriculation ceremony which took place at the Take-Off campus, Okpoto along Enugu – Abakaliki high way, Ebonyi State.
He explained that a conducive learning environment has been provided for the students and urged them to make use of the opportunity.
Prof. Kalu explained that the school management helps the students to read over six million books in the E- Library, adding that all Assemblies of God Church members in Nigeria contribute 2% of their income to the University to subsidize their school fees.
He challenged the students to utilize the gesture by studying hard to make good result.
“Our security architecture is formidable within the campus. However, students are warned to limit shuttles out of the campus for safety reasons.
“In particular, students should be careful not to stop at the Enugu – Abakaliki Express Junction after 10.pm. A number of persons have been way-laid at that point. Police authorities have assured us of the presence of Patrol Teams at that point up till 10.00p.m.”
“We are a highly disciplined community. All University rules must be obeyed. Chapel attendance is mandatory to give the students the moral and spiritual impact that will add to the intellectual/academic bent for the moulding of “THE TOTAL MAN”.
“All freshmen must be conversant with the regulations guiding their studentships. We do not make pretence about our strict observation of no smoking, no alcoholic beverage consumption, sexual immorality, examination misconduct, cultism and fighting.”
Three hundred and eighty-eight (388) students who are pursuing their degree programmes in the five colleges were administered Oath of Matriculation by the institution on Friday.
Evangel University licensed in 2012 by the National University Commission (NUC) is owned by Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria, and currently offers degree courses in twenty- seven disciplines domiciled in five Colleges.
In a remark, Dr. Uche Eme Uche, Head of Political Science commended the proprietor of the University for building an avenue to groom children.
She solicited for the support and cooperation of parents towards training the students to become the best among their peers when they graduate from the school.
Some of the students who spoke to journalists, Debia Success from Agbo, Delta State, English language Department and Daniel Joseph from Ugwudu, Cross River State said their future aspirations are their target in the school.
According to them, “We are happy to be a students of Evangel University and we hope to make our parents proud.”
They appealed for improvement in water and light challenges confronting the University.