The University of Ibadan on Tuesday matriculated 3,792 students for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The institution’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Kayode Adebowale, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Academics, Prof. Aderonke Bayeroju, at the matriculation ceremony charged the newly admitted students to follow rules and regulations as it guides their freedom in the university and must not be violated “to avoid sanctions.”
Adebowale also enjoyed the new students not to make excuses but to read and make good grades.
He however explained that students’ matriculation does not translate to automatic graduation. because “There are set parameters that must be met before an individual continues as a student after each session.
“The University of Ibadan has zero tolerance for cultism, examination malpractice, bullying, campus prostitution and improper dressing.
“You are expected to find out what the rules are and do your utmost best to keep to the rules and remain on the right side of the law”.
The VC enumerated that the University has always provided an enabling environment for talents to be nurtured, dreams to grow and aspirations to become a reality. “This is a place where ideas are generated to impact society and change the course of history.”
Mr Michael Mekuleyi, the institution matriculation lecturer advised the new intake to shun cybercrime and financial fraud to attain financial and academic success.
Mekuleyi urged them to manage their time judiciously and combine skills with academics to stand out in their career choice. He said “It is possible to be successful in the university without fraud, it is also possible to attain academic success without engaging in cyber fraud.
“You must be proactive and be in charge, and not make excuses for yourself also. Always make use of the university library.”