Igbinedion University matriculates 624 for 2017/2018 academic session

Okada (Edo), Jan. 13, 2018 (TNE) Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, on Saturday matriculated 624 newly-admitted students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eghosa Osaghae, who addressed the students in Okada at the 19th matriculation, urged them to be of good behaviour.

He said that the students were admitted to study in the colleges of Medical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Arts and Sciences.

The vice-chancellor said the other colleges for the new entrants are the College of Engineering, Law, Natural and Applied Sciences as well Business and Management Studies.

He advised the students to judiciously utilise the opportunity of the admission to become better members of the society, as they commence a new phase of their academic lives.

Osaghae called on the students to sustain the excellent performances recorded by past students in character and academic activities to emerge true professionals.

The vice-chancellor disclosed that new programmes will be introduced in the university, which are Public Health, Architecture, Education and Agriculture.

He said the institution, in collaboration with a former national football player, Segun Odegbami, will establish a sports academy for the training of future national representatives in the commonwealth
and Olympic Games and other global competitions.

The matriculation lecture was delivered by Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), titled: “Financial Inclusion and Empowerment”.

Ehiagiamusoe called for reduction in the gap of access to financial services through policy regulations and interventions.

He called for a review in the cooperative laws and regulations in the country.

(TNE)

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