The Ekiti State University ( EKSU ), Ado Ekiti, yesterday, directed students involved in cultism and secret society groups to relinquish their membership.
The authorities also threatened to expose members of such groups while skills acquisition courses had been designed to train the students for self-employment after graduation.
The vice-chancellor of the institution, prof. Samuel iye-bandele, who addressed a news conference in ado ekiti, said students engaged in nefarious activities should either repent or quit the institution.
He said the university was fed up with the terror usually unleashed on law-abiding students, especially attacks launched on the university community towards the end of last year.
He used the occasion to condemn the murder of two students in 2017.
According to him, the management has launched a manhunt for the perpetrators and their external collaborators, stressing that suspects who failed to repent would be dismissed from the institution.
He announced that future admission of students would be strict as screening would go beyond perusal of paper qualifications.
The vice chancellor expressed gratitude to gov. Ayo fayose for assenting to a law that prescribed life sentence and a death penalty for cultists in the state, especially in institutions.
On issues that would improve academic and administrative standards, bandele described business and research innovations in institutions as potent weapons to boost the ranking of the nigerian universities with their counterparts in advanced countries.
He disclosed that his administration had embarked on aggressive revenue generations through the establishment of business ventures.
He lamented the high monthly n500 million wage bill of eksu while the state government released n270 million as subvention.
He disclosed that the national universities commission (nuc) had approved the university to run lucrative courses like insurance, educational technology, marketing, library studies and industrial relations among others.
Bandele added that he was planning to introduce a faculty of environmental science, to prepare grounds for professional courses like architecture, building engineering and estate management by the university.