Report emanating from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has it that the institution admit 6,644 students out of 51,931 students that applied to the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session.
UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello, made this announcement on friday at the Matriculation ceremony of the university.
At the ceremony, which took place at the university’s multi-purpose hall, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello, noted that the students were selected from an initial number of 51,931 UTME and 4,316 Direct Entry applicants.
He noted that a total of 8,601 were offered provisional admission before the number was slashed to the present figure.
In all, 662 students matriculated in the Faculty of Arts, 1,002 in Business Administration, 907 in Education, 675 in Engineering, 368 in Environmental Sciences, 465 in Law, 1,089 in Science, 879 in Social Sciences, 179 in Pharmacy, and 418 in the College of Medicine.
Bello congratulated the students on making it through the screening process, urging them to strive for excellence throughout their stay in the citadel of learning.
He said, “I congratulate you all and through you, your parents, on being lucky to make it through the selection process through, with which you have become undergraduates of the highly prestigious University of Lagos.
“There are only 6,644 of you, representing about 10 per cent of the total number of applicants who have fully scaled the registration procedure and who from this day have become bonafide students of the University of Lagos.
“Gaining admission into the over 50-year-old UNILAG is not only noble but also glorious. It the first step of the journey that would determine your future. It requires determination, diligence, focus and resilience.
“I wish to encourage you all to work hard and distinguish yourselves in your academics.
I urge you to aspire to be a UNILAG scholar.”
He appealed to students to acquaint themselves with the Code of Conduct of the school, maintaining that everything about their (students) behavior has been spelt out in the Students’ Handbook provided by the institution.
Admonishing fresh students to take their studies seriously, the vice chancellor warned them to shun cultism, examination malpractices and other vices that could cut short their academic pursuits in the institution.
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