The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, UNIOSUN, Prof Odunayo Adebooye has warned its newly matriculated students against de-marketing the institution on social media, as the repercussions would be on them.
Prof Adebooye said this during the 15th Matriculation Ceremony of the Osun State University, held at the institution’s auditorium, main campus, Osogbo.
The Vice-Chancellor revealed that 6,000 candidates made the University their first choice, while only 4,000 were admitted.
“Use your WhatsApp, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc wisely. I plead with you not to de-market our University through the abuse of the privilege provided by social media. If you de-market the University on social media, you’re doing the University serious harm, you are also de-marketing yourselves because society and the labour market will regard you as products of a University with a bad reputation.
“Remember that employers would not want to be associated with products of an institution with a bad reputation. I hereby advise you all to do everything to protect the good name of the University. Also, don’t join the trail of the people who are quick to press the ‘forward button’ to share any news item on WhatApp platforms. It is a great disease in our country today,” he said.
He, however, enjoined them to shun any act of drug abuse, cultism, examination malpractice, thuggery, truancy and sexual harassment, saying necessary sanctions await students who are found guilty of any of those offences.