A total of 171 students have been administered the matriculated oath into the Part-Time Degree Programme of the University for the 2016/2017 Academic Session. Addressing the students during the matriculation programme, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin congratulated the students for scaling through the admission hurdle into FUNAAB. He commended academic and non-teaching staff, as well as stakeholders in the University, for their commitments and unalloyed support during its trying moments and solicited for better understanding among all stakeholders, to move the University to an enviable status.
Speaking through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele; he cautioned the students against acts of indiscipline and other social vices, saying "the occasion of matriculation ceremony is to admit, advise, as well as caution students on some salient issues that border on ethics and values that would guarantee successful studentship and nurturing them to become good citizens of their various nationalities. Any student, who contravenes acceptable norms and practices of a decent behaviour, would face sanction." The Acting Vice-Chancellor urged the students to be disciplined in both academic and social activities, stressing that miscreants and academic pretenders, who have other reasons for being in the University, aside academic pursuit, would not be tolerated. Charging the students to steer clear of examination malpractices and all forms of vices, he added that FUNAAB was an institution that is governed by appropriate rules and regulations while encouraging the matriculating students to play by the rules.
"Matriculation is not just a ceremony of taking photographs, but a serious business of oath-taking and signing of legal documents. It is an agreement between you and the University with a promise to perform your duties and obligations, to respect, defend, promote the rules and regulations, and the good name of the University. I urge you to work hard, believe in yourself, shun pride and arrogance, make the best use of our facilities and always pray for exceeding grace, sound health, divine protection, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and success, in your academic endeavours." he said. He gave the breakdown of the statistics of the newly-admitted as follows: College of Agriculture Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD), 25; College of Biological Sciences (COLBIOS), 33; College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), 23 and College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), 32; College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS), 48 and College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT) admitted 10 students, amounting to a total of 171 students.
Earlier, the Acting Registrar of the University, Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Onwuka, had administered the matriculation oath on the students. Prior to the matriculation ceremony, the Centre for Part-Time Degree Programme had held an orientation programme for the new students, where they were lectured on various topics that bothered on examinations and records, course registration, rules and regulations, course unit system, library services, among others. The fresh students were given additional information by representatives from the Guidance and Counseling Unit, the University Health Services as well as the Co-ordinator, Part-Time Degree Programme, Dr. Israel Osunsina.