OGUME/Nigeria: Beneficiaries of federal government sponsored amnesty programme for postgraduate students have been advised to take their studies serious and be of good conduct in order to achieve desired goal.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Novena University, Ogume, Delta State, Dr. Chuks Ochonogor, gave the advice during an orientation programme organized for beneficiaries of the Federal Government sponsored postgraduate students at the weekend at the Amai Campus of the University.
“Our vision is to be a renowned university directed at training persons at specialized areas and you should advise yourself and work towards becoming what you want to be in life,” he said, adding, “we are here for a purpose and you should take your studies serious, with good attitude, we can change our country and make it what we want it to be.”
He emphasized, “We are here to reform, to change you and make you a better person.”
Dr Ochonogor who commended Major Hassan Mowarin (rtd), Head of Department, Onshore Education Presidential Amnesty Programme, for personally verifying the students before the orientation programme, stated that the university abhors cultism, examination malpractices, destruction of school property, fighting, among other vices.
He also urged the students to be committed and focused in order to justify Federal government’s huge financial involvement and expenditure in their studies.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chris Okafor, while advising the students to be studious and be change agents,  enjoined them to be good ambassadors of the University, pointing out that achieving their goal of being in the institution should be their top priority.
In his remarks, the Dean, Student’s Affairs, Prof. Ike Okoro, implored the students to be of good behaviour and justify the Federal Government’s gesture.
Also speaking, the member representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House Representatives, Hon. Daniel Reyenieju, expressed joy for the actualization of the programme.
He commended the Federal Government for the sponsorship of the training programme and advised the beneficiaries not to toy with their academic work in the university so as to justify the good intention of the Federation Government.
In a chat, Hon. Reyenieju expressed confidence that the students would be of good behaviour and live exemplary lives in the society.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke separately with newsmen, thanked the Federal Government for the gesture, saying that it was a right step in the right direction.
They equally applauded Hon. Daniel Reyenieju, the Special Assistant to the President on Amnesty programme, Major Hassan Kesiana Mowarin (rtd), among others, for their contributions and roles towards the actualization of the programme, promising to be of good conduct as well as be serious with their studies to achieve desired results at the end of their academic sojourn in the university.


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