McPherson University Matriculates 551 Students, Emphasizes Godly Values and Excellence

McPherson University conducted its 12th matriculation ceremony, enrolling 551 students across various academic disciplines.

McPherson University Matriculates 551 Students, Emphasizes Godly Values and Excellence

McPherson University recently held its 12th matriculation ceremony, charging the 551 matriculating students to uphold the institution's godly values and pursue academic and professional excellence.

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The ceremony, held at the university's campus in Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State, witnessed the enrollment of students from various colleges, including the College of Humanities, Social, and Management Sciences; College of Natural and Applied Sciences; College of Allied Health Sciences; College of Computing; College of Law; Centre of Continuing Education (part-time); and College of Postgraduate Studies.

Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Francis Igbasan, expressed satisfaction with the increased enrollment of students compared to previous years. He expressed optimism for even higher enrollment and improved academic services in the future.

Professor Igbasan emphasized the university's mission to build students for excellence and integrity, urging the matriculating students to embrace the institution's culture, values, and virtues. He highlighted the importance of adding value to oneself through the skills and knowledge acquired at the university.

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The Vice Chancellor underscored the significance of students' relationship with God, stating that chapel attendance is compulsory for all students. He reiterated the university's zero-tolerance policy towards sexual immorality, drug abuse, examination malpractices, and other social vices, emphasizing disciplinary consequences for offenders.

In his advice, the acting registrar, Mr. Olufemi Adebowale, urged the new students to familiarize themselves with the student handbook provided by the Directorate of Student Affairs and abide by its rules and regulations. He emphasized the importance of signing the matriculation oath, marking their formal admission into the university community.

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The matriculation ceremony, a significant event in the university's academic calendar, symbolizes the official induction of students into the McPherson University community, where they are encouraged to pursue academic excellence while upholding godly values and ethical standards.