VC Warns Against Sex-for-grades, Prostitution, Cultism

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The vice chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Prof Sunday Elom yesterday warned students against sex-for-grades, cultism, examination malpractice, drug abuse and campus prostitution.
Prof Elom said that other acts that runs contrary to the institution’s principles include indecent/improper dressing and unruly behaviour on campus.
The vice chancellor gave the warning during the 12th matriculation ceremony of the university.
He noted that the consequences of such acts include rustication/outright expulsion of the culprits from the university and charged the students to always report any form of sexual abuse, intimidation or extortion from staff.
“I have given out my personal phone number to all students. It’s available for you to send me text messages or WhatsApp chats on any issue affecting your life on campus. I assure you of prompt response and action.
“Your fellow students who are ahead of you in the university can attest to the fact that we have successfully solved many problems through this means and I am committed to doing more.
“As a university, we are not oblivious of some challenges that you may be facing in the areas of hostel accommodation, lecture halls and security but we are on top of the situation.
“Management remains committed to students’ welfare and would continue to improve the conditions in the hostels and the entire campus. We are putting the necessary infrastructure in place to make sure your stay on campus is peaceful, comfortable and worthwhile,” he stated.
Prof Elom highlighted the need for the students to at all time show regard to the culture of the host community adding that out of over 10,000 that applied, only 5,139 were offered admission.


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