Aletheia University Matriculates 33 Pioneer Students

Aletheia University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, one of the new private institutions recently approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), has matriculated 33 pioneer students admitted for its 2023/2024 academic session.

The maiden matriculation ceremony, which took place on Saturday at the Senate Building Foyer of the university in Ago-Iwoye, was graced by eminent personalities, including the Founder and Chancellor, Major-General Sansadeen Awosanya (rtd).

In his address on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Amos Onasanya, congratulated the freshmen for gaining admission into the prestigious institution after a rigorous screening exercise.

He disclosed that the matriculated students cut across the three Colleges and 17 academic programmes of the university which, he said, was established with the vision to be a world-class university with ideal learning environment in which graduates with entrepreneurial spirit, professional skills and creative minds with right human attitudes are produced.

Prof. Onasanya declared that everything required for the students to excel academically had been put in place, urging them to work hard, obey the rules and regulations of the school and shun
bad company.

The Vice-Chancellor equally warned the students to shun all forms of social vices such as cultism, drug addiction, indecent dressing, examination malpractices, sexual misbehaviour, fraudulent acts and any anti-social behaviour that could mar their future.

He said, “You should count yourselves very lucky to be among the 33 pioneer students that made it out of the many that applied. It is in this respect that I charge you all to face
your studies squarely so as not to lose the golden opportunity of acquiring university

“We do not compromise standards in Aletheia University Ago-Iwoye, hence
you need to work extra-hard. Everything that is required to make the students excel
academically has been put in place. For you to succeed you must be focused, committed to your studies, be disciplined and be active participants of this University community.”

According to him, the academic and non-academic staff of the institution shall make the experience of the pioneer students rewarding, memorable and excellent as much as possible.

The Vice-Chancellor, who stated that students of the university will graduate with four certificates at the end of their studies (degree, ICT, entrepreneurial and professional), revealed that the institution planned to increase to six Colleges and 32 academic programmes in the next two years.

While appreciating the founder of the university for putting his vision on Aletheia University into reality, Prof. Onasanya also commended the NUC and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for granting necessary approvals to the institution.

Speaking at the event, Major-General Awosanya, who is also the Baba Oba of Ago-Iwoye, said he was excited to witness the matriculation of the foundation students as it marked the fulfilment of one of his dreams as the founder of the varsity.

The Chancellor affirmed that the students indeed made the best choice by coming to the university which, he noted, would assist them to realise their goals.

Earlier while delivering the matriculation lecture titled, “Paradigm shift in University Education: The Aletheia University Perspective,” the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, called on Nigerian universities to look for positive ways to bring in students in view of the prevailing competition.

Prof. Ogundipe, who insisted that the standard of education in Nigeria was not low, however, admonished university administrators to bring innovation into their academic programmes and market same.

Some of the distinguished personalities in attendance are the university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Dr (Mrs) Onikepo Akande, former member of the National Assembly, Senator Lekan Mustapha, former House of Representatives member, Hon. Adesegun Adekoya, Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba Abdulrazaq Adenugba, former President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Prince Feyisayo Soyewo, and former Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Prof. Saburi Adesanya, among others.

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