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The matriculation programme was kickstarted by the entry of the Vice Chancellor procession led by the Vice Chancellor himself, Prof. F.F.O. Orumwense.

The Vice Chancellor's and his entourage
The Vice Chancellor’s and his entourage

After the singing of the Uniben Anthem, the Registrar, Mrs. O.A. Oshodin represented by Deputy Registrar, Mr. Ogbemudia introduced the Vice Chancellor and his entourage. this includes the Deputy Vice Chancellors; Administration, Academic and Ekenwan, the Bursar, Librarian.
Also present were the Deans listed below:

  • Dean of Law
  • Dean of School of Medicine
  • Dean of Pharmacy
  • Dean of Social Science
  • Dean of Management Science
  • Dean of Engineering
  • Dean of Life Science
  • Dean of Physical Science
  • Dean of Post-Graduate Studies
  • Dean of Arts
  • Dean of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Dean of Student Affairs
Principal Officers of the University
Several Principal Officers of the University during the Matriculation Programme

Also present were:

  • Chairman university admission board
  • Director, distant learning program
  • Director, CRPU/ ICTU
  • SUG president, Raymond Omorogbe
  • SUG PRO, Omale Divine
Other Principal Officers and Members of the Students' Union Government
Other Principal Officers and Members of the Students’ Union Government

The Registrar then called on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.F.O. Orumwense, to declare the matriculation open.
The Vice Chancellor, by the powers conferred on him then admitted the students into full membership of the university. Some selected students from across all faculties were invited to sign the matriculation register.

Signing of the Matriculation Register
A matriculating student signing the matriculation register

The Vice Chancellor, in his opening speech, on behalf of senate, staff and students of the university, welcomed all to this year’s matriculation ceremony. He congratulated all the 10,333 applicants that have been admitted into the school for the 2015/2016 session.
He encouraged the matriculants to be obedient to already established rules and regulations. He also urged them to shun vices such as cultism, prostitution, armed robbery throughout their stay in the university and beyond.
He encouraged them not to disappoint their parents who have invested so much on them and encouraged them to participate in social activities such as sports.
The registrar then invited the Vice Chancellor to declare the matriculation programme closed.

The Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor addressing the Matriculants

The newly admitted students were full of joy and fulfilled as they heartily sang the Uniben and National anthems.

Matriculation Students during the matriculation in the Main Auditorium