Akwa Ibom University Matriculates 1,648 Students

Written by Elvis Boniface

Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has matriculated 1,648 students for the 2014/2015 academic session. This is an increase of  32 per cent from that of the previous year.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Eno Ibanga announced this during the 5th matriculation ceremony which took place at the main campus of the University at Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.

Prof. Ibanga said about 5,000 candidates chose the Institution for the 2014/2015  academic session out of which 2,143 were admitted but1,648 were finally cleared for matriculation into the various degree programmes of the University.

He commended the management of the school and students for their support to the institution, saying the working relationship between the institution and students was cordial.

“In Akwa Ibom State University, our main aim is to provide students with the best education possible, preparing them to compete in the 21st century global economy and think critically about how they can help make the world a better place,’’ he said.

Ibanga said the institution was committed to expanding the frontiers of knowledge to enable students and faculty to solve the problems of the Nation.

The Vice Chancellor urged students to focus on academic quest while charging them not to allow peer pressure to influence or distract their attention from academic work.

According to him, peer pressure influence could be counter-productive.

The Vice Chancellor warned the students that the institution has zero tolerance for any form of misconduct on campus.

He advised them to shun all forms of criminality such as cultism, stealing, cheating, forgery, examination misconduct among others.

Ibanga stated that the University had put in place rules and regulations to guide the students on campus.

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