The President/Vice- Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State, Prof Ademola Tayo, has re-echoed that the education offered by the institution does not deal with just learning the facts only, but also the training of the mind to think right, saying “our education is about problem solving and entrepreneurship.” According to him, it is an education that equips the students in intelligence and character in order to be locally relevant and globally acknowledged. “We intentionally ensure that all our academic programmes are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), Intentional Board of Education (IBE), USA; and the Adventist Ac- crediting Association (AA), USA as well as other professional accrediting bodies, which gives prospective candidates confidence to subscribe to Babcock University,” he said. The Vice-Chancellor stated this during the matriculation of no fewer than 3,627 new students admitted into the university for the 2022/2023 academic session, which took place at the university Amphitheatre. In the breakdown of this number, he said the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences with 12 Departments or Schools, topped the list with 1,144 students.
Prof Tayo, while congratulating the students and their parents for choosing Babcock University as the preferred higher institution of learning, hinted that “ful- filling admission requirements of both the university and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is an acceptance to be part of a network of schol- ar aspirated to transform lives through quality education of the minds and hearts.” Meanwhile, as a private university founded by the Seventh- Day Adventist on the golden principle of leadership through Christian education, the Presi- dent assured the students that Babcock University would con- tinue to applaud and celebrate the sterling qualities of integrity, faithfulness and Godly conduct among the students. But he, however, warned that the institution would not tolerate hooliganism, cultism, bullying, examination misconduct, steal- ing, drug addiction and other aberrant behaviour among the students. Tayo, however, assured the matriculated students that the university would give them the needed support to achieve their dream, and to also model as wor- thy ambassadors of the nation, their families and the university.