Today the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NNAMDI Azikiwe University holds its matriculation ceremony today, 31 January 2020 held at the Juhel Auditorium.
Speaking at the Ceremony, the Dean, Professor Ikemefuna Uzochukwu, who congratulated the students for scaling through the rigorous selection process for admission into the University, which he said is one of the most subscribed tertiary institutions in the country. He expressed hope that the students “would imbibe this widely-acknowledged tradition of academic and sporting excellence that has brought us immense recognition both at home and abroad”, adding that the significance of the Matriculation Ceremony should guide their conduct through out their stay in the Institution.
Professor Uzochukwu stated that “the Matriculation Ceremony marks your formal admission as bona fide members of a specialized community of Scholars, who are united in their search for higher knowledge that would serve the greater interest of society”, adding that the event marks their formal integration into the University system that is dedicated to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge for the benefit of mankind and self-improvement.
“The Matriculation Oath spells out certain ethos and rules of intellectual engagement that must guide your behaviour in and outside the classroom at all times” the Dean told the Fresh Students, stressing that they were expected to obey the rules and regulations of the University and also exhibit a high degree of personal discipline as a precondition to success in their studies and future career.
The Dean advised them “to shun unethical tendencies such as cultism and examination malpractice”, warning that Senate of the University will not hesitate to invoke relevant sections of the law against any student caught engaging in acts that are adjudged inconsistent with the terms of his or her admission into the University.
Professor Uzochukwu also advised the students to apply themselves to their studies with uncommon dedication if they hope to excel in their chosen career lines, re-iterating the commitment of the authorities to make them better, responsible and refined human beings, who live in the fear of God and have respect for their teachers and fellow students.