38 students renounce cultism

Very Reverend Obay enjoined members of the university community to shun secret cultism, saying its disadvantages were far more than its benefit.

UNIZIK builing

38 students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Anambra state have reportedly renounced cultism during a cult Renunciation Ceremony held at the College of Health Services in Nnewi.

TheNation reports that over 60 students turned their backs on cultist activities in a similar ceremony held last year.

Speaking at an interdenominational service to commemorate the event, Very Reverend Obay enjoined members of the university community to shun secret cultism, saying its disadvantages were far more than its benefit.

The cleric identified peer pressure as reason youths join secret society, advising parents to be mindful of the type of companies their children keep in order not to be lured into ungodly clubs.

Rev Obay advised students to shun vices that could mar their purpose in the university, urging them to submit their daily activities to God.

The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Joseph Ahaneku praised the clerics who graced the event, saying their attendance showed their commitment to the university’s progress. He said the event was a spiritual cleansing, urging students to report any form of intimidation by lecturers or their colleagues to the authorities.

A high point was the presentation of the students who publicly renounced cultism to the congregation.

At the event were the Registrar, Dr Hyacinth Isidienu; the College provost, Prof Nwafor, wife of the VC, Dr Gladys Ahaneku and other members of the university community.

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