• UNIPORT Holds 39th Matriculation Ceremony.

    A total of 8,205 students took their matriculation oath and pledge at the 39th matriculation ceremony of the University of Harcourt (UNIPORT) for the 2017/2018 academic session on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

    The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Ndowa Lale, while administering the Matriculation Oath on the newly-admitted students at the Convocation Arena, warned the freshers against engaging in acts that could cut short their status as students of the University.

    Professor Lale congratulated the students for being selected among the 39,177 candidates that chose the University as their first-choice destination for tertiary education.

    He charged the newly-admitted students to stay away from negative tendencies that would be detrimental to their success in the University, advising them to take their studies very seriously if they hope to succeed on their career path.

    “To achieve all round success, students must shun such distasteful practices as examination malpractice, stealing, alteration of academic credentials, fighting, intimidation of fellow students and staff, prostitution and indecent dressing. These vices will ruin the life of any student who decides to engage in them, while their families and communities will be ashamed to be associated with such characters,” the Vice-Chancellor declared.

    He further warned that those who may decide to engage in the twin evil of cultism and violent acts will be decisively dealt with in line with the Matriculation Oath they had voluntarily taken, reminding them that the Rivers State Government had recently upgraded cultism and kidnapping into capital offenses.

    “The Senate of the University has prescribed stringent measures against any student who may wish to take up membership of any cult group,” he further warned the new students.

    “In today’s Matriculation Ceremony, you will commit yourselves to abide by the stipulated rules and regulations governing the terms of your admission and by the civilised manner in which any community of scholars conducts its affairs,” he told the students.

    The VC also advised them to go beyond paper qualification to embrace practical application and capitalisation of knowledge.

    A breakdown of the figures is as follows:  Faculty of Humanities 1,308; Faculty of Social Sciences 858; Faculty of Agriculture 1,575; School of Science Laboratory Technology 428; Faculty of Education 1,207; Faculty of Engineering 608; Faculty of Management Sciences 1,023; Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences 201; Faculty of Clinical Sciences 133; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 208; Faculty of Agriculture 358; Faculty of Law 54, while 76 candidates were admitted through the Direct Entry mode.


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