From IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY
No fewer than 5,187 students, cutting across 63 programmes of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Tuesday, took their Matriculation oaths in accordance with laid down rules guiding studentship at the Edo State-owned University.
Administering the oath on the Matriculants, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, supported by Principal Management and Academic officers, enjoined the students to approach their studies with all dedication and commitment.
“The University will continue to expect that all admitted students meet their obligations to the University to matriculate. As you celebrate your studentship, my dear matriculants, my admonition to you is to be individualistic in your approach to your studies. As the saying goes: “Those that walk, walk with many, those that run, run with few but those that fly, fly alone.”
“Life is absolutely a race of individuality and this applies to your studies as well. Therefore, take your studies seriously as an individual. Eschew things that will bring you trouble or bring shame upon you, your family and your University.
“Do not join those saying or writing negative things about your University. This is where you have, on your own freewill, elected to come and take a degree. Do not demarket it as you will only be undoing yourself. Be a worthy ambassador at all times.”
Professor Adagbonyin disclosed that “There has been a very strict adherence to the admission quota set by JAMB. This accounts for why the University has had to firm up its policy of admitting only the best into 63 programmes in the University.
“I wish to assure you that the University Management is ever ready to create a conducive atmosphere for learning and other recognised activities. To that extent, every student should be focused, disciplined and obedient to University rules and regulations. You must handle your academic work with all seriousness.
Your degree would be awarded to you based on sound character and learning. I advise you to always make your Student Information Handbook your companion and always contact the ICT Directorate of the University and the University website for authentic information and guidance,”the AVC said.
On Security matter, the Acting Vice Chancellor enjoined the students to be more vigilant to happenings around them as
“The University Management will always endeavour to provide the needed security to ensure the safety of lives and properties. However, every individual should be security conscious, both within and outside the University Campus.”
The 40th Matriculation ceremony of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, for the 2022/2023 academic session had its high points with students taking the matriculation oath and signing same.
Parents, family, and friends of matriculants were seen after the ceremony in a jubilant mood within the University’s main campus.