The University of Ibadan (UI) has matriculated 3,171 candidates selected out of the 50,068 candidates that applied to the university through the Joint Admissions and Matriculating Board (JAMB) for the 2013/2014 session.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while delivering the matriculation address, at the International Conference Centre of the university on Monday.
The VC while giving the break down on how the candidates where cut down to 3,171, he said:” total number of candidates that applied to UI in JAMB for the first and second choice is 50,068. Total number of first and second choice candidates with jamb scores above 200 was 9,119. Total number invited for post UTME was 7,767.
Total number that wrote post UTME was 7,064. Total number recommended for JAMB admission was 37630. Total number accepted by JAMB was 3,630 and total number that showed up for clearance and matriculation today is 3,171″
According to Adewole, the new students will be made to subscribe to an oath of decent behaviour, dedication, loyalty to the institution and unflinching commitment to its goals, objectives and time-honoured tradition.
He urged the matriculants to shun protest or any act of cultism, adding that they must be wary of the associations they keep and should be careful of invitations to social or religious gatherings.
The UI VC said:” I congratulate you for this unique opportunity of studying in Nigeria’s premier university. You should be security conscious at all times and if you have any inclination that you are being lured, harassed or threatened, do not hesitate to report to the university administration”
UI former Dean of Social Sciences, Prof Adedoyin Soyibo , while delivering the matriculation lecture entitled :” The Ibadan Brand of University Education: Making The Best of Its Opportunities”, urged the matriculants to make good usage of the ultra-modern facilities and opportunities of the university.
“Take your studies serious from the onset, decide to see all courses as important, seek to be creative and innovative in all you do and watch the friends and associations you keep” Soyinbo said