The Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state, has officialy welcomed 3,263 fresh students into the institution at the 7th matriculation ceremony held yesterday.
The colorful event had in attendance hundreds of parents, guardians and other guests who all converged at the institution’s main campus to felicitate with the matriculating students.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, who congratulated the students for scaling through the rigorous process of admission into the university, declared that “In the 2018/19 admission exercise, 12,219 made at least 180 in the UTME and were invited to our Post-UTME test, but today about 3,263 who have accepted the offer of the admission are matriculating.”
The VC expressed hope that the new students would imbibe the core values of the university so that they can excel academically and have a better performance than students admitted in the previous session.
“It is painful to note that of the 2,397 students that were admitted in the 2017/18 session, about 297 are currently on probation, and another 164 were asked to withdraw at the end of the session for reasons of poor academic performance.
“We expect this set to be different. To be different, you have to focus on the main purpose of your coming to AE-FUNAI. You are here simply to study. Every other thing is secondary. Work hard and behave well, and you will be successful,” the VC added.
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