Professor Mawutor Avoke, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has advised students to resist the temptation of exchanging sex for academic favours.
He also cautioned them not to engage in unhealthy social relationships and avoid taking needless risks, saying they should rather invest their time in learning to achieve academic success.
The Vice Chancellor gave the advice during the matriculation of 896 fresh students for the College of Agriculture Education of UEW at its Asante-Mampong campus.
He also spoke against cheating at examinations, and reminded them that such acts could land them in trouble.
Out of the number of fresh students, 687 were males and 209 females, and the Vice Chancellor described as encouraging the number of women admitted to pursue various programmes but pointed out that, it would have been ideal if it had been “a 50:50 enrolment ratio for male and female”.
He reminded the students to make profitable use of their undergraduate years at the university, saying the period should be used to cultivate a life that would reflect in their future endeavours – the kind of intellectual, moral, ethical and professional foundation laid.
He also told them to become “scientifically literate to participate in a world where the advantages and limitations of science and technology will be critical topics of public debate throughout your lives”.