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Loud ovation as Chrisland University matriculates 483 students
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Fri, 17 Feb 2023   ||   Nigeria,

As part of its academic tradition of welcoming fresh students into its citadel of learning, Chrisland University yesterday , Thursday, 16th February, 2023, matriculated 483 fresh students into various programmes for the 2022/2023 academic session. The students who were newly admitted across the Colleges, Faculties and Departments of the University, took the Oath of Allegiance at the 8th matriculation ceremony held at the University auditorium, Abeokuta.
Addressing the matriculants, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola congratulated them for scaling the hurdles of qualifying examinations and other prerequisite qualifications necessary for gaining admission into the University. She said it is indeed a great honor to be admitted in the prestigious university.
The Vice-Chancellor also lauded the parents and guardians of the students for providing the support and logistics to secure the admission. She urged them to regularly monitor their wards and their academic performances.
Prof. Chinedum, who noted that the matriculation marked the beginning of a new journey, warned the students against cultism, examination malpractice and any other form of social vices that could bring the University into disrepute.  “I like to congratulate you, once again, for the opportunity to be among those admitted to fill the University’s current admission. For you to have made the list is indeed a rare privilege and should not be taken for granted.’’
Remarking on the coming general elections, the Vice Chancellor warned, “Very importantly too, now that we are in the electioneering period as a nation, under no circumstances should you allow yourself to be used for any purpose that would bring the name of the University into disrepute. Say no to political violence or thuggery. You are more precious than that, because the great future of this country lies in your hands.” She advised.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed the need for the students to take serious their academic activities by attending lectures regularly and doing assignments. She added that they must study very well and prepare adequately for their examinations and cautioned that anyone found guilty of the University law will be sanctioned without hesitation.
While praying God to give students wisdom, knowledge and understanding to make the best out of the academic pursuit in this great University, she assured the matriculants that Chrisland University had been adequately positioned to prepare its students to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century as prospective graduates.
Also at the glorious ceremony is the Project Coordinator for United Nation, Dr Agomoh, who was the keynote speaker of the event. In her keynote address, she urged the students on the need to: ‘’promoting peace, security and development: A collective responsibility.’’ She said the choice of topic was to motivate the new intakes to help promote peace; be security conscious; and contribute to positive development while in Chrisland University. 
She counseled the students on the challenges ahead and how best to approach it with intellectual reasoning that will not lead to violence and insecurity of their studies. “That is why the topic is so apt at this period of early stage in the campus”.   
United Nation Project Coordinator expert urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the operations of the institution, stressing that such compliance would surely go a long way to mould them into what they have dreamt of becoming in life.
Other Principal Officers of the University, including the registrar Mr. Samuel Omotoso, the Acting bursar Mr. Moses Esah and other academic don, were in attendance.



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