By Emmanuel Sampson
It was a celebration galore for fresher’s of the University of Uyo last weekend as they were officially welcome into the University during the 27 matriculation ceremony held at the University main campus Nwaniba, Uyo where about 7,198 students where admitted into the 12 faculties of the institution.
Addressing the matriculants the vice Chancellor of the University Prof. Enefiok E Essien (SAN) charged the newly students to be humble and submit themselves to duly constituted authority, Prof Essien warned the students to desist from act capable of truncating their academic pursuit, advice them to concentrate on those things that would make them to be stars in their filed of endeavors.
He added that the degree of the University of Uyo is given to only deserving students who are found to be Worthy both in learning and in character, ” you are going to have a wonderful time in the University, you must make the most of your time over the few years, the time you spend here will be the most formative,most enlightening and most memorable period in your life if you take advantage of the opportunities around you the sky will not be your limit, you will be taught to be creative, innovation and demonstrate excellence in all you do, what ever background you comes from, you have been given equal opportunities to imbibe new ideas, share your thoughts and be the best you can be “
More so the University don advice the students to choose their friends carefully not to involved in cult and cult related activities but consider discipline a top priority if them want to success, explained that 32,625 candidates chose university of Uyo as first choice in the last tertiary matriculation examination ( UTME) but after a rigorous process you where lucky to be matriculated to day, he urge them to make full use of the golden opportunity for a better tomorrow.
The legal luminary further explained that out of the 7,198 fresh students,6,089 are full time undergraduate, 183 for post graduate Diploma, 749 for masters programme, while PhD got 286, he added that part time programme, undergraduate are 612, postgraduate Diploma 839, masters 58, Diploma 322 while certificate and sandwich got 81 and 23 respectively.
The jurist further maintain that students with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.5 and above will be honour by the University which make them potential first class graduate’s.
Speaking at the heels of the matriculation, comr. Etoro Gabriel of the department of Architecture express his unresverd appreciation to God for making his dreams come true, promises to utilize the opportunity effectively and bring fortunes to the family.