UNIOSUN Matriculates About 8,000 Fresh Students

By Aliyu Oyewole

Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has matriculated about 8,000 fresh students and celebrated its 17th matriculation ceremony on Thursday, December 21, 2023, across all campuses within Osun State. Reporting from the Main Campus, the event unfolded at the University Auditorium, beginning with academic progressions. Subsequently, Professor Clement Adebooye, the Vice-Chancellor, officially opened the ceremony.

Deans of the four faculties represented at the event presented their students for matriculation. Following this, the students, led by the university's Registrar, Mr. Gafar Shittu, took the matriculation oath.

In the vice-chancellor's address to the fresh students, Prof. Clement Adebooye congratulated the students on their success in the recently concluded competitive admission process. He emphasized that the pursuit of a first degree involves challenges and encouraged the students to contribute their best to make both the university and their parents or guardians proud.

Prof. Adebooye highlighted the university's commitment to excellence, providing quality education, and excelling in research and integrated science. He underlined the institution's values of integrity, discipline, and moral uprightness, firmly standing against cultism, indecent dressing, drug abuse, and sexual harassment, with perpetrators facing primary dismissal.

The Vice-Chancellor announced the forthcoming release of a colloquium before the first-semester examinations outlining rules and regulations governing learning and examinations. He emphasized strict penalties for violating these rules and informed students of the availability of a student handbook and a guide on sexual harassment at various departments.

Regarding scholarships, Prof. Adebooye informed students about opportunities for both excellent and indigent students. He encouraged them to approach the Division of Students Affairs (DSA) for inquiries, and proper application, and wished them success. He also urged students to cultivate quality interpersonal relationships, engage in extracurricular activities, and embrace the university's respect for cultural diversity and talents.

Addressing the ongoing virtual learning system, Prof. Adebooye promised further improvements. He assured students not to be ashamed of their health status, encouraging those with illnesses to seek help from the health center for proper check-ups and monitoring.

In a positive move, cooking is now allowed in the school hostels for the convenience of students. Prof. Adebooye pledged the university's commitment to ensuring timely graduation, with convocation ceremonies held in September for students completing final examinations in July, aligning with the university's solid calendar.

In conclusion, he inspired the students to dream big and pursue the impossible, emphasizing that the sky is not the limit; it is just the view.

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