Emmanuel Alayande University Matriculates 2,754 Students, VC Warns Against Social Vices

Emmanuel Alayande University in Oyo recently held its inaugural matriculation ceremony, admitting 2,754 students into various degree programs approved by the Nigerian University Commission.

Emmanuel Alayande University Matriculates 2,754 Students, VC Warns Against Social Vices

Emmanuel Alayande University, located in Oyo, recently celebrated its inaugural matriculation ceremony, welcoming 2,754 students into various degree programs sanctioned by the Nigerian University Commission. This significant event marks a milestone for the institution, formerly known as the College of Education, which received its accreditation from the NUC on December 16, 2022.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olanrewaju Olaniyan, highlighted the institution's transition and the extensive efforts taken to ensure a smooth establishment. Since August 2023, the university has undergone structural redesignation, presenting 50 programs for NUC Resource Verification to facilitate student admissions. By December 2023, after a rigorous verification process, the NUC approved 50 academic programs, solidifying the institution's status. Presently, the university boasts five faculties, 20 departments, and 50 academic programs.

Despite commencing admission formalities only in December 2023, the university received an overwhelming response, with 3,306 candidates applying for a change of course to be considered for admission. Out of these, 2,600 candidates were successfully admitted based on merit, meeting the university's requirements. Notably, matriculating students hail from 24 different states across all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, with Oyo state contributing 75% of matriculants. Additionally, the student body demonstrates gender inclusivity, with female students comprising 59% and male students 41%.

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In his address, Prof. Olaniyan urged matriculating students to uphold integrity and shun social vices, emphasizing their role as pioneers and pathfinders of the university. He encouraged them to focus on acquiring skills that would contribute to personal and societal development, cautioning against associating with negative influences.

Representing the State Governor, Seyi Makinde, Prof. Saliu Adelabu, the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, reiterated the government's commitment to the institution's growth and development.

The matriculation ceremony witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including the Chief Whip of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Oyekola, and other principal officers from various state-owned institutions.

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Emmanuel Alayande University's matriculation signifies a new chapter in its journey toward academic excellence, emphasizing its dedication to fostering knowledge, character, and leadership among its students.