Over Six hundred new students of Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, have officially been admitted into the college as they took the oath of matriculation and declaration of loyalty to the institution.
The event which held on 19th May at the college field, was the forty-first matriculation ceremony for students to be offered National Certificate in Education (NCE) and Twenty Fifth matriculation for students of Bachelors of Degree Education (B. ED) affiliated to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The event had in attendance the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo represented by the Commissioner for Education, Professor Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.
Addressing the new students, Governor Soludo said his administration is passionate about education, describing education as a bridge between community of people and their future.
The Governor urged the students to take their studies seriously as they are in the most important sphere of life, reminding them that they have been admitted to learn how to steer, manage and redirect the consciousness of the future generations towards positiveness.
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Charles Igwe represented by the Dean, Faculty of Education, of the University, Professor Joshua Umeifekwem, reminded the matriculants that the degree of the University is awarded only to those who have been found worthy in character and learning, hence to work harder, be punctual to classes, take part in all forms of continuous assessment and avoiding any distractions that may interfere with their studies.
In her speech, the Provost of the College, Dr. Ifeyinwa Osegbo, who congratulated the students for the privilege of being among lucky students offered admission out of millions of candidates who applied to study in the college, urged them to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution and participate in all the activities of the college as well as enjoy rights and privileges recognized by the college authority.
Some of the matriculants, including Master Kelvin Ezechibuike and Miss Precious Peter, expressed gratitude to God for giving them the opportunity to be offered admission in the institution.