Of the Seven Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Seven (7757) applications received for admissions during the 2019/2020 academic session into the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), only Three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-Eight (3,338) successful made it to matriculation.
This is according to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Labode Popoola.
Popoola, a professor, spoke at the matriculation ceremony for the new students on Wednesday.
EduCeleb.com understands that the convocation held online as a result of the restriction of movements due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Senior officials of the university however converged on the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium of the main campus to conduct the ceremony.
The fresh students comprise of seventy-six (76) students in the College of Agriculture, one hundred and eighty-six (186) students in the college of education, four hundred and fifty-four (454) students in the college of health sciences, five hundred and eighty-eight (588)students in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, four hundred and forty-two (442) in the college of management and social sciences, three hundred and ninety-one (391) students in the college of humanities and culture and eighty-seven (87) students in the college of Law.
The matriculants dressed gorgeously in their various homes and connected to the University via the internet to participate in the matriculation exercise.
The oath of Matriculation was administered by the University Registrar, Mr Gafar Ayodeji after which students were informed to scan and send a signed copy of the matriculation oath form that they have received in their mails back to the University with their official University email address for Proper documentation.
While addressing the fresh students, the Vice-Chancellor, Popoola congratulated them for being among the selected students out of the applications that the University received for the 2019/2020 academic session.
According to the VC, “I urge you (fresh students) to be law-abiding, align with the vision of the University, committed to learning, and stay clear of cultism and any other social vices so as to be successful as a student of this University.”
“We like to place it on record that In spite of the impacts of the global pandemic, we at Uniosun are resolved to focus on our pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service to society as enshrined in our vision and what we have done today is to set the pace for other tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” Popoola added.