12th Matriculation Ceremony of Salem University, Nigeria.
Salem University, Lokoja held her 12th Matriculation Ceremony at the Convocation Hall on 13th March, 2020.
Speaking at the Ceremony, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dorcas Omanyo Oluwade congratulated the Global Leaders (students) for scaling through the selection process for admission into the prestigious University. She expressed hope that the Global Leaders (students) “would imbibe the widely-acknowledged tradition of godly, academic and leadership excellence that has brought Salem University immense recognition both at home and abroad”, adding that the significance of the Matriculation Ceremony should guide their conduct throughout their stay in the Institution.
Professor Dorcas Omanyo Oluwade stated that “the Matriculation Ceremony marks your formal admission as bona fide members of a specialized community of Scholars, who are united in their search for higher knowledge that would serve the greater interest of society”, adding that the event marks their formal integration into the University system that is dedicated to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge for the benefit of mankind and self-improvement.
“The Matriculation Oath spells out certain ethos and rules of intellectual engagement that must guide your behaviour in and outside the classroom at all times” the Vice-Chancellor told the Fresh Global Leaders (Students), emphasizing that they were expected to obey the rules and regulations of the University and also exhibit a high degree of personal discipline as a precondition to success in their studies and future career.
The Vice-Chancellor advised them “to shun unethical tendencies such as examination malpractice and truancy”, warning that Senate of the University will not hesitate to invoke relevant sections of the law against any Global Leader (student) caught engaging in acts that are adjudged inconsistent with the terms of his or her admission into the University.
Professor Dorcas Omanyo Oluwade admonished them to be addict lover of God and fellow men.