Principal warns against cheating, cultism
February 27, 2017 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
Acting Principal of the Institute of Advance Management and Technology (IAMTECH), an affiliate to Njala University, has strongly warned students to stay away from cheating during examination and cultism on campus.
Dr. Michael Wundah was speaking over the weekend during the matriculation ceremony conducted for over six hundred students, who have met the entry requirements to pursue various programs, including Accounting and Finance, Development and Economics, Human Resource Management and Computing Science, leading to the award of Diplomas and Degrees.
“We don’t encourage cheating and cultism. Students have to work hard for their grades. You have to go through the institution and not the other way round. Keep your dignity to yourself because this institution is not for beauty contest. You are here to sweat very hard to earn your diplomas and degrees at the end of your course,” he warned.
He said even though they would not be too hard on students but they would not encourage indiscipline of any sort, as they strive to train the mind, intellect and moral conduct of students, who chose to join the institution.
He also warned new students if they were in the institution through the back door, they should be prepared to work harder as there would be no free grades from lecturers.
Dr. Wundah frowned at plagiarism, as according to him, students were many a time guilty of cutting and pasting assignments from their colleagues instead of going the extra mile.
“We are offering holistic education as we care for everything that makes you a human being. This is what makes us unique and different from other tertiary institutions and we must maintain it at all cost,” he said and urged students to speak English at all times on campus.
He urged students to take control of their own destiny by perform well in their academic work so as not to shame or disappoint their parents or guardians.
Dean of Management Sciences, Abdulai Bobson Turay maintained that even students were free to associate themselves with any social club, cultism should not be practiced.