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UI matriculates 3,474 students

Posted: Apr 24, 2015 at 5:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Oladele Ogunsola, Ibadan

The newly admitted students of the University of Ibadan (UI) have been warned to stay away from anti-social activities such as cultism and examination malpractices.
Giving the warning at the matriculation of the lucky 3,474 students for 2014/2015 academic session, at the International Conference Centre (ICC) of the institution on Friday, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Isaac Folorunso Adewole, said that such activities could truncate their university education ambition.
Adewole, who congratulated the new students for being lucky to be admitted out of about 50,000 applicants, said the few of them that made it after rigorous selection process should jealously guide their admission by being law abiding and dedicated to their studies.
While promising that the university would provide a conducive and serene environment for learning, he charged the students to seize the opportunity the university is offering them to make their studies meaningful.
He advised them to focus more on academic excellence and building their morals rather than on unbefitting activities, stressing that they should be focused on what their goals are in life as anything short of that would have dire consequences.
“Cultism is evil and, therefore, those who associate with cultism are as well evil; so on this note, I advise that you stay away from cultism and other anti-social behaviour that may truncate your life ambition of possessing the UI degree”, the he said.
As part of the university’s efforts to assist the students, the VC announced scholarship awards for six best students in the post-UTME organised by the university and the letters to that effect were presented to the students after the ceremony.
In a matriculation lecture entitled “Make it happen,” Sydney Esiri, said that the students have the power to be great only if they make it happen themselves.
Esiri, an alumnus, also said: “nothing in life comes easy and as such you must strive to make the best out of your study and in life.