Crown Hill University on Wednesday held its maiden matriculation ceremony where students were admonished to adapt to the modern learning system where they are expected to study on their own while the lecturers facilitate their learning process.
The matriculation ceremony for the first set of undergraduates in the institution held at the Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi auditorium.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Adesiji Olorunmaiye in his address titled, “Now That You are in the University,” said their reasoning and approach to studies must change.
Olorunmaiye said they must work hard and be ready to learn fast at the lecturers’ pace in line with the paradigm shift being witnessed in the academic system today.
According to the VC, the institution is positioned to adopt advanced learning systems to ensure students of the institution are in tune with the rapidly changing world of technology and standard out among their peers.
While expressing his joy that the institution has been able to kick-start academic activities on a strong pedestal, he implored the undergraduates from various faculties of the institution to study hard, remain ambitious and be of exemplary examples to those to come behind them.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. S.H Umoh, congratulated the undergraduates but warned them not to take their studentship for granted, adding that their promotion is not automatic.
The university don, who also doubles as the Head of General Studies, GNS, advised them to be focused, noting that “whatever you find to do, do it well.”
The Dean of the Faculty of Art, Dr Solomon Aje in his own remark, noted that the students are now at a new academic phase where they must endeavor to seek knowledge from lecturers and not always expect lecturers to run after them.
While singling out some students who have shown great passion for learning, he urged them all to step into the reality of their new academic pursuit and keep to the rules and regulations of the institution.
Also, the Dean, Faculty of Science, Dr Mrs Olufunmilayo Ajayi admonished the matriculating students to beware of peer pressure so as not to be influenced by bad friends.
Urging them to shun all forms of social vices, the dean further called on parents not to relent in monitoring how their wards are doing.
Students thereafter took their oath of matriculation administered by the institution’s lawyer.
Parents and guardians who spoke with Royal Times expressed satisfaction with the system of the institution.