Igbinedion Varsity Matriculates Over 1500 New Students

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By Usman Aliyu

The Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo on Saturday matriculated more than 1500 students for 2023/2024 academic session.

In his speech, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, Vice-Chancellor of the University, called on the new intakes to abide by the rules and regulations governing the university.

Ezemonye stressed the need for the new students to strike the right balance amongst academics, extra-curricula and social life.

Active participation in the life of the campus, the vice-chancellor said, was a critical part of education at the institution

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“Whether you join an existing group or start your own, there will be opportunities to make strong friendship, to work effectively with others as part of a team, to develop leadership skills and to advance a cause that is meaningful to you.

“As you prepare to start your voyage of discovery, you will have important choices to make, especially on how to spend your time wisely while here,” he said.

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Ezemonye charge the students to embrace the challenges that come their way, for they were opportunities in disguise.

According to him, the University deliberately emphasises the importance of cultivating versatile, agile learners who can thrive in diverse environments and contribute positively to society.

In a lecture titled “Creativity and Innovation in a Digital World, Mr Darlington Onyeagoro called on the students to be more creative and innovative notwithstanding their choice of programmes.

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Onyeagoro regretted that only two per cent of the world population involved in creative thinking process.

Creativity, he said, involved thinking outside the box, particularly in a way that brings a change to the world. NAN

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