FUNAI matriculates 2, 000 Students
In the ceremony held yesterday to usher in the freshmen into the seven faculties and college of medicine, the Vice-chancellor, Chinedum Nwajiuba noted that the students were admitted based on their successes in O’ Level examinations, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations, as well as the assessment/Post-UTME screening exercise, urging them not to joke with the rare opportunity given them by the University.
He stressed that out of more than 12,000 applicants; just over 2,000 were admitted. He enjoined them to work hard by attending lectures, doing assignments and participating actively in all academic activities to avoid the consequences of academic failure. “Of the 1,750 students admitted in the 2016/17 session, 232 were asked to withdraw and another 218 sent home for a year at the end of the session due to poor academic performance”, he stated.
Charging the students to shun social vices, he warned that culprits would be fished out and sent home. He also informed them that the foundation of the university was built on excellence and integrity, adding that lecturers are not allowed to sell handouts while recommended books were only to be purchased in the university bookshop. He equally assured them of a serene and conducive learning environment as the challenges faced by their predecessors have been addressed.
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