Prof. Fidelis Okafor, Vice Chancellor, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Anambra, on Wednesday restated his commitment to stamp out cultism and other social vices from the institution.
Okafor made the pledge when a delegation from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone ‘B’, paid him a visit at the Igbariam campus of the university.
He said the institution would continue to provide opportunities for cult members to renounce their membership as well as provide counseling to them.
Okafor, however, warned that those who refused to renounce their membership of various cult groups would face the wrath of the law.
He urged parents and guardians to monitor their wards, and also advised students against indulging in acts that would “spell doom” for them, especially during the Yuletide.
The vice chancellor also promised to ensure that the institution sustained its achievements in research and learning as well as provide support to NANS.
The Coordinator, NANS Zone ‘B’, Mr Kenneth Okeke, said the delegation was in the institution to solicit support in the area of curbing cultism, prostitution, examination malpractice and other vices from campuses.
Okeke, who was elected at the November convention of the body in Yenegoa, said his administration which would last for one year, also targeted improved condition for students in the zone.
He commended the vice chancellor for the infrastructure development of the institution.