The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, matriculated 5,608 students for the 2013/2014 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Bamitale Omole congratulated the students on their success in the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), describing the exercise as strict.
He said: “I welcome you, our dear matriculating students, to the Obafemi Awolowo University. After the oath you have taken today, you have now become part of the university community with all the rights and privileges of being a member of this unique institution.”.
He added: “You must not engage in cultism, examination malpractices and vices such as indecent dressing, drug abuse, theft, sexual harassment and fighting to ensure a peaceful atmosphere and stability of academic progrmmes. Your primary purpose in this university is the pursuit of academic excellence. You are, therefore, expected to study hard,” he stated.
The oath was administered on the students by the Registrar, Mr D. O. Awoyemi. (The Nation)