You’re Best Of The Best, Champion Of Champions, UI VC Tells Matriculants

You’re Best Of The Best, Champion Of Champions, UI VC Tells Matriculants

by Ololade Adebeshin
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You’re Best Of The Best, Champion Of Champions, UI VC Tells Matriculants


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale, has told the 2023/2024 matriculants of the University to see themselves as the best of the best, the champion of champions because they constitute only 9.6% of those who made the University of Ibadan as their first choice.


The Vice-Chancellor said this was because 39008 candidates chose UI as their University of first choice, 14971 scored 200 and above in the UTME, 7647 sat for the Post UTME,  5507 scored above 50%, 3974 were offered admission while 3749 accepted admission into various courses of the University.


Professor Adebowale stated these while delivering an address to participants of the virtual 2023/2024 Matriculation Ceremony with the theme: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” wherein he advised the matriculants to see their admission as opportunities and challenges.


He said the admission was an opportunity to stand on the shoulders of an abundance of giants who had consistently raised the bar of academic excellence,  morality, good conduct, and service to humanity.


He said the standards have to be surpassed or maintained and to do this, he told the matriculants to share with the giants, similar values of hard work,  honesty and integrity,  respect for others, kindness and respect for laws and constituted authorities.


He charged them to abstain from activities that can tarnish their image such as violence, examination malpractices, theft, gangsterism, the occult,  ritual killing etc.


A Matriculation Lecture entitled: “Harnessing the Giant in You for Giant Strides” was delivered by Dr Victor T. Alabi, of the Centre for Language Studies, Brown University, U.S.A.


Dr Alabi described UI as a prestigious institution that had produced exceptional giants in global space – business,  politics, religion, academia, media, etc., adding that UI Alumni had proven that creating a positive impact in the global space is a reality.


He advised the matriculants to study hard, work hard, and work smart; not to neglect their gifts and talents but rather think of the best ways to cultivate such.

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