Ajuru University of Education, IAUE matriculated 1,767 students
admitted through the UTME and Direct Entry programmes conducted by JAMB
in the 2016/2017 academic session.
Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor
Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele gave the charge during the eight matriculation
ceremony of the university.
The Vice-Chancellor who pointed out
that knowledge is in books and rules the world, encouraged the students
to start laying the foundation to win the one million naira cash prize
instituted by Senate for the overall best graduating student.
congratulated the students for choosing IAUE for their higher education
and warned that the university has a zero tolerance policy for cultism,
examination malpractice, indecent dressing and other anti-social vices.
informed them that the university has been adjudged the most peaceful
campus in the south south and urged them not to allow themselves to
become destructive tools to destabilize the peace and academic calendar
of the university.
He also warned them not to bring heartbreaking
news of rustication, expulsion, imprisonment, undue harm and unexpected
death to their parents who are making sacrifices to ensure that they are
educated for a better future and who expect them to return with degrees
and certificates at the end of their studies.
who highlighted some of his humble achievements expressed gratitude to
the Governor of the State, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his people
oriented policies and programmes that have earned him the name “Mr
Projects” and for his developmental strides in the education sector.
thanked the honourable Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye
Ebeku for his love and interest to see that the name of the university
is changed to accommodate some other programmes outside mainstream and
for his intervention in a recent development that would have rocked the
relative peace in the university.
He equally commended the
Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Dr Farah
Dagogo and his team for their unreserved commitment to the development
of the university.
Professor Ndimele appreciated the students who
on community service beautified the campus by painting the university
fence, hostels, and other places with the “Made in Ignatius Ajuru
University paint”, adding that the enthusiasm, zeal and excitement
exhibited during the exercise clearly demonstrated that there is indeed
dignity in labour and that self help efforts can be rewarding.
thanked parents and guardians for their presence and prayed God to grant
and favour them as they continue to shoulder the noble task of
providing sound education for their children and wards despite the harsh
economic realities of the time.
Three thousand , seventy eight
students were admitted but only a total of one thousand, seven hundred
and sixty seven students who scaled through the various screening stages
and satisfied all admission requirements to pursue degree programmes of
the university matriculated.
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