The prestigious University of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state held her Matriculation ceremony for the 2020/2021 academic session on the 16th of July, 2021 at the main campus of the university in Awka.
The early morning showers of blessings ushered in the event in a very flamboyant style, of course, not without some awry feelings of trepidation which had all the vivacious matriculating Students scampering to their designated faculty tents.
Regardless, the drizzle didn’t deter or stall the awesome event about to be unraveled.
Jkcyno news gathered that Prof. Esimone‘s idea of having different faculties host their students under their designated tents has proven to be working and more coordination, event simulation are the resultant effects to his laudable credit.
The Faculty of Engineering held their session in front of the esthetic engineering faculty premises flanked by a well decorated canopies housing the cross section of both the matriculating Students and some lecturers in attendance.
The Dean of the faculty of Engineering Prof. J.T Nwabanne who was standing in a dual capacity of both VC and Dean of the faculty in his well articulated speech welcomed the students and guests as he declared the event officially open with an opening prayer/declaration.
The didactic Matriculation address was read by the Dean of the faculty, Prof. J.T Nwabanne on behalf of the vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS.
Below are the excerpts from his speech to the matriculating Students..
“I am delighted to welcome you all students and parents/guardians, to
the 2020/2021 matriculation ceremony of fresh undergraduate students
of the University, coming on the heels of the orientation programme
which ended on Thursday 15h July 2021. Today’s event marks the
formal admittance of the fresh students into this University of all times.
Already, at the preceeding orientation program, whose theme was sustaining the spirit of project 200, you were familiarized,through lectures by the functionaries of the university,with various facets of the university operations. Its physical environment, rules, regulations and ethos. The extant address is thus, inter alla, a brief reminder, on account of its importance, of the information you had received during the orientation programme.
THE VISION AND MISSION OF MY ADMINISTRATION
It’s appropriate to remind you that vision and mission of my administration is to catapult Nnamdi Azikiwe University to become the best in Nigeria, among the best 10 in Africa and among the top 200 Universities in the world, before the end of my five year tenure. Through a deft combination and execution of the core functions of a university : teaching, research and community/public service. The quality of the university teaching-learning process is adjudged by the performance of its graduands in the work place. By this token, you are all important factors as inputs who would end up as outputs of this process. The quality of output you come out as is dependent on how seriously you take your studies. Therefore, become partners in my drive towards the accomplishment of my vision and mission by being diligent in your studies.
4. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a conventional University, with fourteen(14) Faculties and one hundred and three (103) academic programmes,
all of which are accredited with the National Universities Commission(NUC) and the relevant professional bodies which are:
– Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN);
• Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN);
service and staff/student exchange.
Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON); and
– Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria
• Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
facilitate academic programmes development, teaching/research, public
Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria
We have linkages with many world-renowned Universities spread across
United States of America, China, Europe and Africa. This is in addition
to linkages with local institutions. The essence of these linkages is to
I have provided the above information to give you a faint idea of what
efforts have been put in to provide you the most congenial environment
for your development in character and learning.
Council of Registered Builders’ of Nigeria (CORBON);
Institute of chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
Architects Registration council of Nigeria (ARCON)
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria
Nigerian Council of Legal Education
Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria
Medical Rehabilitation Board of Nigeria
Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria
Estate Surveyors and Valuers
Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON)
Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria ( CARBON)
Surveyors Council of Nigeria
Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
We have linkages with many world-renowned Universities spread across United States of America, China, Europe and Africa. This is in addition to linkages with local institutions. The essence of these linkages is to facilitate academic programmes development, teaching / research, public service and staff/student exchange.
I have provided the above information to give you a faint idea of what efforts have been put in to provide you the most congenial environment for your development in character and learning.
5. YOUR OBLIGATIONS AS STUDENTS
For your stay in this University to successfully end with the acquisition of a university degree, you owe certain obligations to the university, your parents and yourselves. These obligations are summarized below.
a) Payment of Fees.
It needs no gainsaying that you must pay your school fees as and when due to enable the university maintain existing facilities and provide new ones. Any student who does not pay his/her fees by the appropriate time runs the risk of being excluded from examinations.
b) Attendance to Lectures
You must attend at least 75% of all lectures and practicals for you be allowed to write examinations.
c) Examination Misconduct
This could fetch you suspension for up to three years and even expulsion.
d) Certificate Forgery
Students found to have registered with fake certificates are expelled from the University.
This is anathema in the University. All proven cultists are expelled.
Other deviant behaviors such as robbery, rape, etc are not tolerated.
In conclusion, I congratulate you once again on your admission and enioin you at all times during your stay in the University to remember why you are here. I pray that your stay in the University ends with your being found worthy in Character and Learning, to be conferred with a degree of the University.
Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, FAS, FPSN”.
The Registrar of the Institution ably represented by the faculty administrative officer, Mrs Chika Ibeneme immediately after the speech read out the declaration of loyalty and oath to the matriculating Students as they all recited in staunch affirmation.
Watch video snipet below.
The Heads of the departments took turn to present their respective matriculants to the dean.
Below are the pictures of the H.O.Ds
Closing prayer was said by Prof. C.A Chidolue as the Dean called the occasion to a close.
With everyone staring steadily to the hazy sky, the rendition of the beautiful school anthem greeted everyone bye as the lecturers matched out in echelon.
To the glory of God, the matriculation of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 2020/2021 was a huge success.
Written by : Echezonam Ibezim Jk