Matriculation: UNN admits 30 per cent of prospective candidates


By Aluta News

Oct. 28, 2023

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), says it admitted only 30 per cent of prospective candidates who applied for admission for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Charles Igwe, made the disclosure on Saturday in Nsukka during the university’s 49th matriculation ceremony in which 10,000 students took the matriculation vow.

Igwe told the admitted students to count themselves lucky for gaining admission into the institution which has remained competitive over the years.

“This is due to the institution’s good reputation and academic records.

“You should be proud of gaining admission into this university of your dreams as only 30 per cent of candidates who applied were admitted,” he said.

The vice chancellor noted that UNN remains one of the biggest and most respected universities in the country.

“Our philosophy is to seek, teach and preach the truth while restoring the dignity of man,” he said.

‘This is why we place high premium on character and learning, awarding degrees, diplomas and certificates to those found worthy in character and learning,” he said.

He warned the students to avoid any form of secret cultism as the university has zero tolerance to the menace.

“Any student found to be involved in secret cult activities will be expelled and handed over to the police for prosecution.

“Students are expected to belong to organisations and associations recognised by the institution’s department of students affairs.

“You should also avoid the use of illicit drugs or engaging in cybercrimes while avoiding groups that would lead you into such temptations,” he said.

Igwe reminded them that the journey towards attaining first class degrees on graduation has started and could be achieved through hardwork and dedication to studies.

“You will determine the kind of grade to make on graduation as the way you make your bed is the way you lie on it,” he said.

Some students interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) thanked God for making it possible for them to gain admission into the institution.

They expressed appreciation to their parents for investing in their education and promised to make them proud by graduating with flying colours.


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