By Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti
The Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Professor Edward Olanipekun has described Sandwich Programme as a mode of learning to acquire university degrees and not in any way inferior to the regular degree programme of the university.
The Vice Chancellor made the clarification at the matriculation ceremony held for the newly admitted students into the Sandwich Degree Programme of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti for the 2023 Contact Session.
At the ceremony,
Professor Olanipekun gave a comparative analysis of Part time/Sandwich and Regular Programmes and asserted that, the admission requirements and conditions for the award of degrees to graduates of the different programmes are the same.
As contained in a statement signed by the Head, Information & Corporate Affairs of the university, Bode Olofimuagun, The Vice Chancellor charged the matriculants to be proud of their studentship of Ekiti State University which is ranked as the 14th best out of over 250 universities in Nigeria and the 3rd best among State Universities.
The Vice Chancellor used the occasion to reiterate the university authority’s determination to sustain its zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour as well as acts that are tantamount to breach of rules and regulations, since appropriate sanctions are always placed on anyone who flouts the matriculation oath.
He, therefore, advised the fresh students to avail themselves of the University students’ Hand Book in order to be more acquainted with the university regulations.
The Registrar of the University, Mr Ife Oluwole had earlier led the students in taking the matriculation oath.
The ceremony was attended by the Principal Officers of the University, Director, Directorate of Continuing Education Programme, Deans of Faculties among many others.