Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, held a virtual matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted students on Friday, September 11.
EKSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, during the ceremony, described the ceremony as “unique, being the first time the university held virtual matriculation.”
He also revealed that the institution has concluded arrangements to begin e-learning and efforts were underway to equip the institution’s new 1000-seater capacity Computer-Based Test Centre, which he said would be operational as soon as the institution fully resumed.
The ceremony had over 8,000 candidates who were admitted into various academic programmes in the university in attendance.
Prof Olanipekun said, “The matriculation became inevitable despite the COVID-19 pandemic in order to clear any insinuation surrounding the 2019/2020 admission into the institution.”
The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the newly admitted students, especially the pioneer students of the Department of Nursing Science in the College of Medicine. He further advised, “You are to avail yourselves the opportunity of skills acquisition at the university’s Entrepreneurial Study Centre.”
In his remark, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board coordinator in the state, Akeem Abdulhamid, described the virtual matriculation ceremony as unique. He congratulated the fresh students, parents and guardians.
He then pointed out that EKSU had one of the best CBT centres in the South-West zone.