Tansian University, Umunya in Anambra State last Saturday, March 14th, matriculated about 201 fresh students for 2014/2015 academic session.
Speaking at the 8th matriculation ceremony held at the university permanent site, Umunya, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu disclosed that the institution has zero tolerance for indolence and lack of enthusiasm in academic responsibilities required of all staff and students.
Prof. Iwuchukwu, who spoke on a topic entitled “The New Down”, advised the newly admitted students to face their studies squarely, adding that a balance between academic achievement and moral development is highly desirable condition for a graduate of the university to be found worthy both in character and learning.
His words: “Our University is striving to bring about education for global competitiveness and wealth creation. For this reason, the units for entrepreneurial studies, religious practices as well as social engagements of Tansian University are available for the students to develop into well-groomed individuals, who will competitively thrive successfully in any circumstances they may find themselves after graduation.”
“I see you as prime beneficiaries of a new dawn for renaissance and deep reflection of positive, moral, infrastructural, academic and systemic overhaul and at the same time beneficiaries of present day transformational developments and strides being currently experienced in this university”, he concluded.
While urging students to stick towards perfection of their primary assignments on campus, which according to him, were academic, social and moral development, the Vice Chancellor stressed that the university frowned at all forms of vandalism, drunkenness, hooliganism, cultism, indecent dressing, among other vices, even as he charged students to identify with the Dean of Student Affairs for help at anytime.
In an interview, the Visitor/Chancellor of Tansian University, Msgr. Prof. Johnbosco Akam expressed satisfaction over the massive development ongoing in the university, stressing that they were in tune with the objectives envisaged by the founders.
However, he averred that they would continue to soar higher.