A total of 10,363 new students offered admission into the University of Benin (UNIBEN) for the 2015/2016 academic session have taken the matriculation oath. They were those who scaled the computer-based Post-UTME screening taken by 28,400 candidates.
Vice-Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who administered the oath, warned the students against cultism, prostitution, examination malpractices and other social vices.
He urged the new students to work hard to achieve their dreams by leveraging “on the solid reputation of the institution.”
The VC acknowledged some periodic challenges the students may experience like inadequate water and electricity supply but advised that such hiccups should not attract negative behaviour.
Orumwense said: “Obedience to the rules and regulations of this institution is mandatory as the university authority has zero tolerance for any nefarious act, and is ready to apply appropriate sanctions against offenders.
“From the foregoing, it is therefore left for you as fresh men and women to remain in this great citadel of learning and be a part of history, or gamble with this rare privilege through acts of omission and commission.”