Abia: Rector warns students against cultism, examination malpractices, other vices


By Ijendu Iheaka
Aba (Abia) May 13, 2022 Th Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba has warned its new students to shun examination malpractices, cultism and other social vices.
The Rector of the college, Prof. Lawrence Chigbu, issued the warning on Friday during the matriculation ceremony for the 1,528 new students for the 2021/2022 academic session.
He said, ”The fresh students, being admitted into this great institution today, are welcome to a God-driven institution with zero tolerance for examination malpractices, cultism and other social vices.”
Chigbu said the event, which was the 12th matriculation of the college, formally enrolled the students into the institution’s three colleges with 12 courses.
He described their admission as timely because of the rising global demand for qualified healthcare providers.
He expressed the hope that the students would join the global workforce to tackle the emerging infections and diseases ravaging the world upon the completion of their programmes.
He urged them to work hard and exercise caution in all their conduct in the college.
The rector further said that all the departments that run Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes were listed for the National Youth Service Corps.
He also said that all the 14 programmes presented to the accreditation team of Aug. 2, 2021 and Aug. 8, 2021 by the National Board for Technical Education received full accreditation.
He assured parents and guardians that their expectations would be realised, adding that the college administration under his watch would continue to upgrade the institution.
Naija247news reports that the major highlight of the event was the administration of the Oath of Allegiance on the matriculants.
The college runs Certificate, National Diploma and HND courses.
In an interview with Naija247News , some of the matriculants said that they were excited to be offered admission by the college.
They promised to be of good conduct and make their parents proud at the end of their studies.
They appealed to the management of the college to upgrade the laboratories, hostels and other facilities in the institution to enhance their studies.