UNICAL Matriculates 10,450 Students [2018/2019 Set]

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UNICAL Matriculates 10,450 Students for 2018/2019 Session

University of Calabar, UNICAL Matriculates 10,450 Students [2018/2019 Set]

The University of Calabar, Calabar, UNICAL on Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 at the Abraham Ordia Stadium, matriculated 10,450 students for the 2018/19 academic session.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Zana I. Akpagu in his address during the 2018/19 Matriculation Ceremony, advised all the newly admitted students to desist from cultism and other forms of crimes, saying that appropriate sanctions would be meted out to students found to belong to nocturnal organizations and cult groups.

Prof. Zana, while welcoming parents and well-wishers of the matriculating students, noted that the occasion marks the official entry of every new student into the higher institution of learning since it is a statutory gathering to formally admit deserving and qualified candidates that have been offered admission into the institution which also signifies the conclusion of the admission processes for the year.

The number of intakes has tremendously increased due to the introduction of new programmes such as Dentistry, Marine Biology, Human Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmacy, Engineering and recently the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of which have 95% accreditation statuses.

The Vice Chancellor, while emphasizing on the need for students to give maximum co-cooperation to the University and how the tremendous increase in students have significantly impacted on existing facilities such as Lecture rooms, hostel accommodation & utilities disclosed that the University is spending greater part of her revenue in maintaining the existing infrastructures.

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“Students are advised to co-coperate with the University in ensuring that they do not deliberately destroy or damage any facility already put in place”.

Prof. Zana Akpagu went further to disclose that for the 2018/19 academic session, out of the total number of 32,896 candidates that applied to the University of Calabar to study various courses offered in the Institution, 10,450 candidates were admitted.

The distributed are as follows; 

  • Faculty of Arts: 1092,
  • Faculty of Education: 2782,
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences: 1154,
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences: 1189,
  • Faculty of Agriculture: 571,
  • Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences: 631,
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences: 720,
  • Faculty of Law: 182,
  • Faculty of Dentistry: 114,
  • Faculty of Medicine: 175,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: 1248
  • Faculty of Management Sciences: 691.

He also advised students to imbibe some of the best University tradition and culture in the course of studying to include: payment of School charges as at when due, Faculty and Departmental Registration.

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Others include; procurement of School identity cards as well as enrolment with approved social groups and associations noting that the registered associations would provide them with leadership training which could be very valuable to them in the future.

Prof. Akpagu also disclosed that the Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust fund, TETFUND and the need assessment funds; the University is building new faculties, lectures halls, hostel accommodation, office spaces to enumerate shortfalls while equipping the class rooms with new chairs, white boards & public address systems inline with best international practices.

“The University now have an e-librabry section with over 500 computers to facilitate e-learning and we are about to install another one containing 115 laptops” he said

Prof. Akpagu informed the freshmen that they are not expected in any way or manner to socialize with any associations that has been proscribe by the University such as the infamous “secret cults” noting that the penalties for any misconduct are contained in the University Handbook.

While advising them to show respect to colleagues and staff of the University so as to make their stay fruitful and productive, Prof Akpagu urged them to be modest and decent in their dressing and approach to issues.

He called on the freshmen to keep to the tenets and ideals of the institution as the university will continue to provide a safer environment for teaching and learning, as well as equipping them to become what they want to be after the duration of their stay.

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The 10th Vice Chancellor assured students of maximum security in the University while appealing that they should not hesitate to report any suspicious activities to the Dean, Students Affairs, Security Officers and the Courses Advisers.

According to him, the institution is working assiduously in ensuring that the University is put on the global map, hence; going into collaboration and linkages that are yielding very positive dividends to the university community.

He disclosed that the university is on the verge of achieving uninterrupted power supply via an ongoing Solar Energy Project with the German Government, including the intention to get on board the study of Chinese Language as well as the introduction of Korean Studies into the Curriculum of the Bassey Andah Centre for African and Asian Studies.

Credit: Prince Samuel Emenike {MR NOBLE}.

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