Information emanating from the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has it that the institution admit 6,395 students out of 12,340 applicants that applied to the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Prof James Epoke who promulgate this to our correspondent disclosed that only 12,340 applicants scored 180 marks, saying this was the minimum requirement that qualified them for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination screening.
The total number of admitted students were 6,395,” he added.
Addressing fresh students of the institution during matriculation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof James Epoke , urged the students to make good use of the golden opportunity given to them.
Epoke also reminded the freshers of task ahead of them, advising them to abide by the school rules and regulation.
He said: “It is a great challenge to all of you, who have been given admission, to live up to expectation and defend your admission by working hard and passing your examinations very well. You are expected to keep to the rules and regulations of the school, bearing in mind that ignorance is no excuse for defaulters.”
He said students must have 75 per cent lecture attendance to be allowed to write examination, stressing that his administration has zero tolerance for examination malpractice and vices that could tarnish the image of the school.
“You must also shun all forms of cultism, because the University of Calarba has a zero tolerance policy on cultism and anyone caught involved in cultism will be expelled and, thereafter, prosecuted. Note, however, that there are a number of legitimate associations which are registered with the Department of Student Affairs. Feel free to register and participate in the activities of these genuine associations”.
Mr Moses Abang, Registrar, enjoined the freshmen to utilise make good use of the school library to equip themselves academically. He said the management had provided conducive environment for the students to excel in their studies.
Highpoint was presentation of the freshers by deans of faculties for the oath.
Janeth Ifejirika, who was admitted into Department of Economics, could not conceal her joy, pledging to abide by the oath of matriculation.
The attraction at event was musical performance by the school music band, which entertained the freshers and their family members.
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