By Bose Adelaja
CALEB University, Imota, Lagos, has said it will remain one of the higher institutions of learning that will not compromise the moral and spritual components of its students.
Speaking at the university’s 11th matriculation and prayer forum on the campus, the vice chancellor, Prof. Ayandiji Aina, said Caleb would continue its tradition of commitment to make the students proud in terms of academic excellence.
He urged the students to demonstrate high sense of discipline, personal sacrifices and do away with social vices as the university is Christian faith-based.
Aina urged them to distinguish themselves from those who had no sense of direction and reposition themselves for excellence and moral composure.
“Caleb has zero-tolerance for cultism and drug abuse; you are required to avoid plagues like alcoholism, indecent dressing, immoral behaviour and other vices capable of truncating your future goals and aspiration,” he said.
Aina said the enrollment was an indication of the rising profile of the university, the credibility of its academic and extra-curricular programs and readiness to stand tall in the academic world.
He said Caleb will use everything at its disposal to change the face of tertiary education in Nigeria.
Guest minister for the occasion, Pastor J.T Kalejaiye of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, urged both federal and state governments to formulate policies capable of promoting qualitative education and training among Nigerian youths. In his words: ” We should stop blaming the Church for the shortcomings of our children. Reason being that they spend less time in church compared with homes and schools. The government should set up committees in this regard rather than rely on a particular minister or commissioner. The parents, government and church should be integrated into the committees to bring about a combined effort.”