The Abia State University (ABSU) has matriculated over seven thousand students for the 2018/2019 academic session at the 37th Matriculation ceremony which was held at the University Pavilion, Uturu, Abia state.
In his address, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Uche Ikonne, disclosed that the admission quota of the institution from the National Universities Commission (NUC) had been on the rise each year as a result of the enhanced service delivery which reflects in the improved ranking of the university.
The VC thanked the state governor and Visitor to the university, Dr. Okezie V. Ikpeazu, for his uncommon academic humility and also expressed gratitude for the appointment of a seasoned academic and custodian of rich culture of the Tiv nation, Oreivirgh Prof. James Ayatse, as the institution’s Chancellor and guide to the Governing Council led by former President, Adolphus Wabara.
Ikonne urged the newly admitted students to key into the “Our Story Must Change” mantra of his administration, which include online course registration, competitive hardwork, and good dress code, among others. He warned them to stay away from all forms of exam malpractice and cultism.
The highpoint of the ceremony was the administration of the matriculation oath by the register of the university, Dr. Mrs. Evelyn Iheukwumere on the fresh students.
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