Professor Kwasi Kwafo-Adarkwa, Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has denounced the surge of indiscipline among tertiary students, describing it as counter-productive to the nation's socio-economic progress.
It was time tertiary students did away with occultism, examination malpractices, addiction to drugs, indecent dressing and all forms of immorality, he stressed.
Prof. Adarkwa was speaking at the inauguration of the Religious Studies Students and Associates (RESSA), a non-denominational group, at KNUST in Kumasi.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that academic excellence that is not backed by good morals is dangerous to society.
He therefore urged stakeholders in education to join hands to encourage tertiary students to lead socially acceptable lives and dissuade them from corrupt practices, disrespect for authority and lukewarm attitude to national issues.
Prof. Adarkwa counselled RESSA to liaise with other student bodies to educate their colleagues to be disciplined to enable them realize their God-given talents.
Prof. Merlin Mensah, Dean of Students of the KNUST, drew attention to the need for Ghanaians to be tolerant of divergent views and to respect each other's right to freedom of worship.
Religion, he said, should be an effective tool for bringing the people together, to foster unity, social cohesion and peace.
A nine-member Executive of RESSA, which has Mr. Michael Akosa as President, Miss Eugenia Owusu-Ansah, Vice-President, Miss Makafui Tayvia, Secretary and Mr. Mawusi Mawuenyefia, Public Relations Officer was inducted.
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