The Federal University Oye-Ekiti, established in 2011 and counted as one of the fastest-growing tertiary institutions in the country, matriculated no fewer than 7,300 fresh students on Friday, January 13, 2023, for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The ceremony commenced at 10:20 am and was held at the University Pavilion.
The Vice-Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof. Abayomi S. Fashina, disclosed that the school was the sixth most selected school by students who applied for the 2022 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
The FUOYE VC congratulated the matriculants and told them to focus on their studies and shun every illicit activity that is unworthy and against the ethics of the school. In his address to the students, he said: “I urge you students to see the opportunity offered to you by the school as a means to contribute to the national development of our country, and on our part, we would ensure that we always create an enabling environment for you to actualise your potentials.”
Speaking with our reporter, the FUOYE VC confirmed that the university would adhere strictly to the academic calendar and ensure that courses do not take beyond their stipulated time. He also said that a short period of grace would be given to new students who still need to pay their school fees or risk losing their admission.
The event’s anchor, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Dosu Malomo, congratulated the students on achieving the feat of gaining admission into the university. He urged the students to be law-abiding and very serious with their academics which is their sole reason for attending the school. He also advised parents and guardians to ensure swift payment of their wards’ fees.
The new students took the Matriculation oath, which was administered by the institution’s registrar Mufutau A. Ibrahim.
In an interview, one of the matriculants, Adaraniwa Modupe from the department of Anatomy, said she is ready for the task ahead. She said: “Even though the few days I have spent here have been quite stressful due to my registration and medical check, I still believe that it is going to be a nice phase for me.”
The ceremony was brought to a close by the procession of the Vice-Chancellor and other senior officials of the school’s governing council out of the hall.
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