Determined to enhance the academic quality of the college, the management of Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State has warned the students to steer clear of cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of anti-social behaviour that could truncate their education.
According to the Provost of the college, Prof. Saviour Nathan Agoro, cultism has not only been outlawed in all higher institutions in the state under the Restoration Agenda of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, but that there are also stiff sanctions for any student or group of students involving in the act.
The provost, who gave the warning during the seventh matriculation of the fresh students admitted into the Schools of Social Sciences, Languages, Sciences, Education, Vocational and Technical Education, and School of Continuing Education. No fewer than 196 fresh students took the matriculation oath of the college for the 2016/2017 academic session.
While advising the students to be more focused in their studies, Agoro reminded them that “success is not cheap to achieve as it should be worked for,” even as he pleaded with the students to make the college a haven devoid of cultism and cult-related activities.
“We will on our own protect all students in the college from the menace of cultism and other criminal activities, but the management will not hesitate to deal decisively with any student who is culpable by floating the laws and regulations of the college.”
While administering the oath of allegiance on the students, the Registrar of the college, Dr. Akpoebi Adesi, congratulated the matriculating students, and urged them to avail themselves of the opportunity of the college ambience and available facilities to work hard and graduate with flying colours.