During the matriculation ceremony for 3,792 students of the University of Ibadan for the 2022/2023 academic session, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, emphasized that the students have a responsibility to study diligently and achieve high grades. He stated that the university is a place of freedom, albeit one governed by rules, cautioning the students against violating the institution’s regulations to avoid penalties.
Adebowale, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Academics, Prof. Aderonke Bayeroju, also emphasized that matriculation does not automatically guarantee graduation. He stressed that the University of Ibadan has a strict stance against cultism, exam malpractice, bullying, campus prostitution, and improper dressing. He urged the students to familiarize themselves with the rules and make every effort to adhere to them.
The Vice-Chancellor underscored that the University of Ibadan has always fostered an environment conducive to nurturing talents and transforming dreams into reality. He highlighted that the university is a hub for generating impactful ideas that shape society and alter the course of history.
The matriculation lecturer, Mr. Michael Mekuleyi, an entrepreneur, advised the newly-matriculated students to steer clear of cybercrime and financial fraud in their pursuit of academic and financial success. He encouraged them to manage their time wisely and blend practical skills with academics to excel in their chosen careers. Mekuleyi affirmed that success in the university is achievable without resorting to fraudulent activities and emphasized the importance of utilizing the university library for academic progress.