The Directorate of Part-Time Degree Programmes held its 10th Matriculation ceremony on Wednesday, 10th June, 2016 in the 500 Capacity New Lecture Theatre at Emaudo Annex.
The Matriculation ceremony was held to formally admit the 2015/2016 session fresh students into the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. I.A. Onimawo in his address welcomed and congratulated all the matriculating students and their parents for being fortunate to be admitted. He intimated that the University was established by the founding fathers to create opportunities for all those having the potentialities for higher education but could not be admitted due to limited spaces in the existing Universities at that time. Adding that, in the same vein, this University, in furtherance to the philosophy for its establishment, noted that even those qualified and with the potentialities could not be accommodated in view of the quota from NUC/JAMB, hence the establishment of this programme in order to enable very many students come in for the upliftment of their educational knowledge.
He further enjoined them to be well behaved, respectful and that they owe it a duty to protect the facilities in the School and not to destroy what has already been built. He urged them to always employ dialogue rather than violence and utilized the appropriate channels to make their demands. The Vice-Chancellor equally noted that having been formally admitted into this University, they are in a process of making new relationships with persons from diverse socio-cultural and religious backgrounds, since their academic horizon was certainly getting wider, they ware in the process of learning and becoming acquainted with the new authors, concepts and principles in their respective disciplines, therefore it was another gestation period for them.
He further admonished them to be good and worthy ambassadors of the University and at the end of their academic periods in the University; they would proudly receive their certificates because they have been found worthy both in character and in learning.
The high point of the occasion was the formal presentation of the Matriculants to the Vice-Chancellor by the Director, the Directorate of Part-Time Degree Programmes, Prof. Theophilus Agweda and the administration of the Matriculation Oath on the students by the Registrar, Sir Chris Adamaigbo.
The ceremony was witnessed by other Principals Officers of the University and Lecturers as well as other staff of the University.
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