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UNILAG Matriculates Over 6-Thousand Students

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The University of Lagos on Friday held its matriculation
ceremony for the 2014/2015 session, in which 6,644
freshmen were welcomed to the institution.
At the ceremony, which took place at the university’s multi
purpose hall, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahman Bello, not
that the students were selected from an initial number of
51,931 UTME and 4,316 Direct Entry applicants.
He noted that a total of 8,601 were offered provisional
admission before the number was slashed to the present
figure.
In all, 662 students matriculated in the Faculty of Arts, 1,0
in Business Administration, 907 in Education, 675 in
Engineering, 368 in Environmental Sciences, 465 in Law,
1,089 in Science, 879 in Social Sciences, 179 in Pharmacy,
and 418 in the College of Medicine.
Bello congratulated the students on making it through the
screening process, urging them to strive for excellence
throughout their stay in the citadel of learning.
He said, “I congratulate you all and through you, your
parents, on being lucky to make it through the selection
process through, with which you have become
undergraduates of the highly prestigious University of
Lagos.
“There are only 6,644 of you, representing about 10 per ce
of the total number of applicants who have fully scaled the
registration procedure and who from this day have become
bonafide students of the University of Lagos.
“Gaining admission into the over 50-year-old UNILAG is no
only noble but also glorious. It the first step of the journey
that would determine your future. It requires determination,
diligence, focus and resilience.
“I wish to encourage you all to work hard and distinguish
yourselves in your academics. I urge you to aspire to be a
UNILAG scholar.”

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