Although, NOUN is based online, it has never, until now conducted a virtual matriculation ceremony. NOUN 18th matriculation ceremony was held in March 2, 2019 across study centres nationwide.
According to NOUN director of media and publicity, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, the development was due to the ongoing lockdown of the Nigerian education system because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, would deliver his address, followed by administering of oath of the 19th matriculation by the Registrar, Mr. Felix Idoka, Both will be from remote locations without the students being physically present.
NOUN 19th Matriculation Ceremony will go live through the Zoom application.
Students are thus advised to install the Zoom application to enable themselves participate from home or any other location, as the application password would be communicated via the website..
NOUN clarified that study centres will not be opened, and that it is impossible to allow any form of gathering in study centeres, untill the ban on all tertiary institutions is lifted by the federal government.
To this effect, centre directors have been ordered to shut down study centres.
The matriculation ceremony for fresh students was conducted at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium of the main campus.
In his address to the fresh students, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola congratulated them for being among the selected students.
“I urge you all to be law-abiding, align with the vision of the University, committed to learning, and stay clear of cultism and any other social vices so as to be successful as a student of this University.”
“We like to place it on record that In spite of the impacts of the global pandemic, we at UNIOSUN are resolved to focus on our pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service to society as enshrined in our vision and what we have done today is to set the pace for other tertiary institutions in Nigeria,” Professor Labode Popoola said.
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