UNN Matriculates 10,000 Freshmen for 2017/2018 Session

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] Matriculates/Admits 10,000 Students/Freshmen for 2017/2018 Academic Session.

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Saturday, February 10, 2018 was abuzz with excitement as parents and guardians joined their wards to celebrate their formal admission into the prestigious university. About 10, 000 freshmen were admitted into the various faculties of the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session.

The event was the 44th matriculation ceremony of the premier university which opened its doors to students in October 1960.

The matriculation held against threats of disruption by non teaching staff of the university who are on national strike over the payment of earned allowances by the Federal Government.

In his address at the matriculation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Benjamin Ozumba congratulated the students and their parents for making the university their first choice.
“In the University of Nigeria, we encourage students to develop individual talents in all ramifications. There is no room for stifling individual opinion” he said

Prof Ozumba stated the readiness of his administration to ensure that the students enjoyed their stay in university.

“Appropriate halls have been assigned to you; classrooms have been particularly made adequate for you to make it easy for you to transit into the academic life of the university” he said

Further, the Vice-Chancellor also informed the new students that municipal services had been enhanced for their comfort He stated that ,“light and water will pose no problems to you”.

The Vice-Chancellor informed the freshmen that the university had negotiated many international linkages and collaborations which they could leverage on for international exposure. “Courses are given facelift to enable our graduates compete in the global labour market”, he said

He however urged the freshmen to reciprocate the gesture of the university administration by giving their best to their academics and by living up to the expected moral standard.

Prof Ozumba cautioned the students against indulging in deviant behaviors that could jeopardize their academic sojourn in the university, stressing that the university applies the rules and regulations strictly without bias.

The Vice-Chancellor urged parents to continue to encourage their wards to imbibe the philosophy of working hard to succeed. According to him, “with this philosophy in mind, your wards will not be entangled in the perceived acquisition of sudden freedom which ultimately causes one’s moral ethics to weaken”

The event was like a carnival as students and their parents shared in the joy of the moment.