IAUE Matriculates 1,767 Students, Charges Students to Make
Reading a Hobby
Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, IAUE matriculated
1,767 students admitted through the UTME and Direct Entry
programmes conducted by JAMB in the 2016/2017 academic
Students have been charged to make reading a hobby.
The Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,
Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele gave the charge during the
eight matriculation ceremony of the university.
The Vice-Chancellor who pointed out that knowledge is in
books and rules the world, encouraged the students to start
laying the foundation to win the one million naira cash prize
instituted by Senate for the overall best graduating student.
He congratulated the students for choosing IAUE for their
higher education and warned that the university has a zero
tolerance policy for cultism, examination malpractice, indecent
dressing and other anti-social vices.
He informed them that the university has been adjudged the
most peaceful campus in the south south and urged them not
to allow themselves to become destructive tools to
destabilize the peace and academic calendar of the university.
He also warned them not to bring heartbreaking news of
rustication, expulsion, imprisonment, undue harm and
unexpected death to their parents who are making sacrifices
to ensure that they are educated for a better future and who
expect them to return with degrees and certificates at the end
of their studies.
The Vice-Chancellor who highlighted some of his humble
achievements expressed gratitude to the Governor of the
State, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his people oriented
policies and programmes that have earned him the name “Mr
Projects” and for his developmental strides in the education
He thanked the honourable Commissioner for Education,
Professor Kaniye Ebeku for his love and interest to see that
the name of the university is changed to accommodate some
other programmes outside mainstream and for his intervention
in a recent development that would have rocked the relative
peace in the university.
He equally commended the Chairman of the State House of
Assembly Committee on Education, Dr Farah Dagogo and his
team for their unreserved commitment to the development of
Professor Ndimele appreciated the students who on
community service beautified the campus by painting the
university fence, hostels, and other places with the “Made in
Ignatius Ajuru University paint”, adding that the enthusiasm,
zeal and excitement exhibited during the exercise clearly
demonstrated that there is indeed dignity in labour and that
self help efforts can be rewarding.
He thanked parents and guardians for their presence and
prayed God to grant and favour them as they continue to
shoulder the noble task of providing sound education for their
children and wards despite the harsh economic realities of the
Three thousand , seventy eight students were admitted but
only a total of one thousand, seven hundred and sixty seven
students who scaled through the various screening stages and
satisfied all admission requirements to pursue degree
programmes of the university matriculated.
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