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FUNAAB Matriculates 186 Part-Time Degree Students 2015/2016

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With celebration everywhere, A total of 186 fresh part-time degree students of
the University have been matriculated in the
2015/2016 Academic Session, which was
presided over by the institution’s Vice-
Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole.
A total of 186 newly-admitted part-time students
have participated in the 2015/2016 Academic
Session Matriculation Ceremony. Breakdown
shows that the matriculated students spread
across five colleges of the University, as follows:
College of Agricultural Management and Rural
Development (COLAMRUD – 34), College of
Environmental Resources Management (COLERM
– 28), College of Food Science and Human
Ecology (COLFHEC – 50), College of Physical
Sciences (COLPHYS – 63) and College of Plant
Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT – 11).
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole,
congratulated the students on their admission,
noting that FUNAAB was one of the best
universities in Nigeria and would continue to
adopt sustainable effort at encouraging students
to be disciplined in both their academic and
social activities, adding that miscreants and
academic pretenders would not be permitted to
function. Professor Oyewole, who was
represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Academic), Professor Catherine Eromosele,
stated that matriculation ceremony was meant to
admit, advice as well as caution students on
some salient issues that bordered on ethics and
values that would guarantee successful
studentship and nurturing them to become good
citizens. He warned that matriculation was not
just a ceremony of taking of photograph but a
serious business of oath-taking and signing of
legal documents, saying “It is an agreement
between the students and the University with the
promise to perform their duty and obligation, to
respect, defend and promote the rules and
regulations as well as the good name of the
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed all the credentials
presented for admission would be verified with
the examining bodies and any student, who had
falsified his or her credentials would be expelled
from the University and handed over to the
appropriate law enforcement agencies for
prosecution in the law court. He pointed out that
the University had zero tolerance for examination
malpractice and other related vices, stressing
that any student, who engaged in these vices
would face appropriate sanctions, ranging from
rustication to expulsion. “You are advised to
report any case of harassment and undue
pressure from any person or group of persons to
the Part-Time Degree Coordinator’s office”, he
Professor Oyewole further stated that adequate
facilities, which would assist students to
maximize their opportunities of being in a
University for personal and development were
available, as additional academic building were
also coming up. He encouraged the students to
work hard, belief in themselves, shun pride and
arrogance, make the best use of the facilities on
ground and always pray for exceeding grace and
sound health, divine protection, wisdom,
knowledge, understanding and success in their
academic endeavours.

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