Professor Adebooye made this charge while delivering his address at the 7th matriculation ceremony for part-time degree students of the University under its Center for Human Resource Development and Lifelong Learning (CHRDLL) held at the University's main campus in Osogbo. He further beseeched the Matriculants to positively project the image of the University as doing otherwise could be to their detriment.
“In your pursuit to realise your dreams, bear in mind that the hallmarks of academics worldwide include honesty, integrity and the pursuit of truth by honourable means. The honour code is a very important part of our culture, which says that we trust you to do what you do by honest means. Therefore, cheating in order to achieve your goals goes completely against that culture. I say this at this very early stage, so that you are aware that dishonest behaviours such as plagiarism and cheating in examinations are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“I want to appeal to you to make a conscious effort to be part of the process of building a community of people who love one another, support one another, and work together to ensure corporate excellence. Above all, I admonish you to stay away from, and protect one another against patterns of behaviour and social practices that are not consistent with the values we espouse and promote and, specifically, to have no tolerance for such practices as cultism, corruption, examination misconduct, drug abuse, etc.,” Professor Adebooye said.
The Director of CHRDLL, Professor Elijah Agbaje presented the matriculating students before the University, while the Administrative Secretary of the Centre, Mr. Oladeji Abokede administered the Matriculation Oath to the students.