BY DAYO ADESULU
Babcock University has matriculated a total of 3411 students admitted in the 2020/2021 academic session. The matriculation ceremony took place yesterday, Thursday, August 19, 2021.
Of the number, the School of Computing and Engineering Sciences topped the list of 12 schools with 983 students.
Speaking at the ceremony, President/Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo thanked the students for making Babcock their preferred institution.
He said the matriculation marked the beginning of their journey of success in life to become outstanding and distinguished professionals in their chosen fields.
Professor Tayo said the matriculated students were the luckiest among thousands that applied to Babcock because the institution offers not only a holistic education that won her the global award for five consecutive years, but also, prepares students to think critically and select the opportunities that they need in order to succeed in their chosen careers.
He reminded the matriculated students that beyond God’s grace, attainment of success in Babcock also demands that students attend classes regularly, fulfil all assignments and participate in all quizzes, tests and examinations, and shunning all tendencies to corruption and immorality.
“But there is no greatness without the element of discipline, hard work, determination and the recognition of God in who we are and in what we do. You may achieve your lofty dreams through hard work, determination and discipline, but if God is not acknowledged in it, every success becomes a hollow victory.
“This, therefore, is the reason Babcock University will give you all the needed support to achieve your dreams. We will model you to be worthy ambassadors of the nation, your parents and Babcock University. We assure you we will not fail or falter in this high calling”, he said.
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Senior Vice President, Academics, Professor Philemon Amanze also congratulated the students and parents and reminded them that Babcock University was an institution where failure was not an excuse.
He said with the matriculation over, it was time for them to face the rigour of academic studies, and to dare to be different and to become change agents.
In the same vein, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Zonal Coordinator for South West, Mr Aliyu Kolawole Jubril said all the students need to succeed in Babcock University was to ask themselves three basic questions: Why am I here? What am I doing here? and what am I supposed to do?
According to him, proffering answers to these pertinent questions was the surest path to success as there was no success without an element of hard work, discipline, determination and the recognition of God.