Two hundred and eighty eight undergraduates and postgraduate students on Thursday, participated in the 13th matriculation ceremony of the Rhema University Aba, Abia State, held at the University’s Auditorium.
In his speech, the Vice Chancellor of Rhema University, Prof. Ogbonnaya Onwudike, said the University is featuring students from College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Continuing Education and Students of Post Graduate Studies.
He revealed that students of College of Medicine and Health Science among others, did the Institution proud in NNDC exam conducted recently, adding that the results of accreditation conducted by the National University Commission, NUC has also been released.
The VC, said though the number 13th connotes evil, but because they have anchored their faith and trust in God, they shall excel in their academic pursuit, urging them to be steadfast and studious.
He reminded them that the Institution has zero tolerance for cultism, hooliganism, indecent dressing, exam malpractice, charging them not to indulge in acts that will bring the name of the institution to ridicule just as he congratulated them for finding their ways into the citadel of learning.
While administering the matriculation oath on the students, the Registrar, Mr Chikezie Iheaka charged them to shun anti-social vices and focus on attaining high academic standard, noting that the institution abhors truancy, hooliganism among others.
In his admonition, the Chancellor Rhema University and President Living Word Ministries Incorporated, Bro Emma Okorie, charged the new matriculating students to be of good conduct, while praying against any evil associated with the number 13.
Meanwhile, some of the Students including: Obumneke Great and Eunice Okoro, expressed happiness joining the citadel of learning that has impacted many. They pledged to be of good conduct by shuning vices capable of jeopardising their real essence of coming to Rhema University.
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