AFIT has zero tolerance on cultism, other social vices – Commandant
The Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), AVM Cletus Udeagulu says the institution has zero tolerance for cultism, hooliganism and corruption.
Udeagulu gave the warning on Friday during the matriculation of 171 students of National Diploma admitted into the institution in Kaduna.
He told the students to shun deviant behaviours and other vices that can expose them and others to danger.
The commandant advised the matriculating students to respect their classmates and staff in the institution in order to make their stay fruitful and productive.
”Be modest and decent in your dressing and approach to issues.
”Be regular in attendance at lectures, carry out all your assignments diligently, and shun deviant behaviours and other vices that can expose you and others to danger,” he said.
“AFIT as you all know is the only hybrid higher institution in Nigeria where we are both a Polytechnic and a University.
”As we conduct your matriculation into the Polytechnic today, we will also matriculate the Degree programme on January 19 .
“You are therefore fortunate to be in a place where emphasis is placed on both research and technical knowledge.
”Again, you are privileged to be in an institution where your academic calendar is not disrupted by strikes or industrial action.
“You graduate as at when due as long as you meet the requisite requirements,” he said.
Udeagulu said that his vision for the institute ”is to transform it into a world class institution and first choice for the study of aerospace and defence engineering.
“I envision an institution that is first among equals, most preferred for aeronautics and defence engineering while not losing sight of other courses on offer.”
He then challenged the students to enlist in the vision and expressed hope that they would remember that they were in the school to study, make good grades while growing to be upstanding members of society.
The commandant assured that the institute would continue to focus on its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service to society as enshrined in its vision.
He assured them of maximum security on the campus but advised them to report any suspicious activities to the Student Affairs Officer and Security Officers on campus.
Udeagulu also reminded the students of their oath of allegiance and warned them that breaching the oath would definitely attract appropriate sanctions.
The courses for the National Diploma include Aircraft Engineering, Business Administration, Electrical and Electronics, Explosive Ordinance Technology, and Mechanical and Grand Engineering.