The University of Benin has matriculated 12, 241 newly admitted students out of the 50, 555 candidates who sought admission into the institution for the current academic session.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Lilian Salami, announced this during the matriculation ceremony held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
However, two selected students each from the Faculties were physically present at the Akin Deko Main Auditorium, venue of the matriculation, with strict adherence to existing COVID-19 protocols.
Professor Salami congratulated the new intakes for being among the few lucky ones who were offered admission, urging them to be law-abiding students of the University.
She expressed optimism that the students will imbibe the virtues of discipline and diligence that will distinguish them as worthy undergraduates of UNIBEST. She warned that the institution will not condone any form of nefarious activities.
Professor Salami urged the new students to obey the University’s rules and regulations in and out of campus.
She advised the matriculated students to desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of either their parents, the University and even Nigeria at large.
The Vice Chancellor reminded the new students that they were in school to study and must take their education seriously.
CAMPUS GIST reports that some of the matriculating students appreciated the opportunity to study in the institution, promising to be law abiding.