• “Matriculation ceremony is a statutory gathering of the University where deserving and qualified candidates are formally admitted into various programmes in the university” – VC
  • “Security gadgets and devices in this university cannot be found in any other university” – VC
  • “… this is the only university that provides internet facilities free to all students who have paid fees and registered” – VC
  • “If you have taken your meal, your gala, water, whatever, don’t drop it anywhere. Make use of the refuse bin” – VC
  • “And we are also trying to see that the classroom you enter, you will be scanned, as you are entering the classroom, it is your fingerprints that permits you to enter that classroom” – VC
  • Pass mark in this university is 50 for Medical students and 45 for non-medical students – VC
  • “…do not join cultism. Don’t participate. Anywhere they lure you, resist that temptation” – VC

 

The Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo has hinted that out of over 10,694 UTME candidates that applied for placement in the university, only 6,823 successfully scaled through the selection and screening process of the university. The Vice Chancellor made this known during the University’s 18th Matriculation ceremony held 7th March, 2020 in the Multipurpose Theatre, Newsite.

The Vice Chancellor whose pleasure and honour it was in welcoming both matriculants and their parents noted that the University academic calendar is now “far ahead of so many universities in this area and we started this academic session since October, 2019. And I am also very grateful to the Almighty God who has made this matriculation ceremony a reality.”

In his welcoming remarks, the VC said that “matriculation ceremony is a statutory gathering of the University where deserving and qualified candidates are formally admitted into various programmes in the university”.

The VC hinted that “as a university, we are committed to be a centre of excellence with defined and well articulated programmes that will produce creative and innovative minds to maintain international reputation for high quality scholarships. Research into academic excellence, socio-cultural and economic well-being of our time. It is on the basis of this that the university remain committed to producing graduates who are adequately equipped to respond appropriately and proffering socio-economics and environmental dynamics.”

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“matriculation ceremony is a statutory gathering of the University where deserving and qualified candidates are formally admitted into various programmes in the university” – VC

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On the state of the university, the VC noted that “this university is well equipped and is one of the best universities. We have e-library and also the physical books. We are also establishing libraries for all the Faculties.”

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“security gadgets and devices in this university cannot be found in any other university”

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On the state of security in the university, the VC warned students to be very careful of what they do because the security watches everything that students do on campus. This is possible by the use of cameras fixed in strategic points in the university. “security gadgets and devices in this university cannot be found in any other university” the VC said.

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“… this is the only university that provides internet facilities free to all students who have paid fees and registered”

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The VC also spoke on the state of internet facilities in campus. According to him, “I think this is the only university that provides internet facilities free to all students who have paid fees and registered. The internet facilities at Ovom (Law Faculty) with some other places are working very well”.

The VC admonishes students not believe in rumours. “you can get your information through one source. Anytime you hear anything, please log onto our own web. Get authentic information from NDU website. We also have Facebook page where we communicate with our own students. Students also have my personal number where they can communicate with me personally through calls and WhatsApp… but you must learn to respect constituted authority” he added.

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“If you have taken your meal, your gala, water, whatever, don’t drop it anywhere. Make use of the refuse bin”

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“To keep the university clean, we have placed refuse bins everywhere. We wouldn’t want you to drop any piece of paper on the floor, in the classroom or on the road. Make use of the refuse bins. And it is a policy offence that will make you appear before the Senate disciplinary committee if we see you dropping any piece of paper anywhere. If you have taken your meal, your gala, water, whatever, don’t drop it anywhere. Make use of the refuse bin. Please, help us.”

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“And we are also trying to see that the classroom you enter, you will be scanned, as you are entering the classroom, it is your fingerprints that permits you to enter that classroom” – VC

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The VC also hinted that the NDU is getting to a stage where students will be using fingerprints to enter any classroom. According to him, “the university is being sanitized so students must always carry their identity cards as they are going to pass a security gate system where they will be searched before entry. And we are also trying to see that the classroom you enter, you will be scanned, as you are entering the classroom, it is your fingerprints that permits you to enter that classroom. So that we will monitor you for 75% class attendance. If you fail to meet 75% class attendance in any course, you are not allowed to write that examination. So, your class attendance is monitored. Take note of that”.

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Pass mark in this university is 50 for Medical students and 45 for non-medical students – VC

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“In this university, we have standards. While so many other universities are taking pass marks as 40, in this university, pass mark is not 40. The pass mark, the minimum score you will have is 45 for those that are not medical students. But for the medical students, the pass mark is 50. Any medical student who scored below 50 in any course has failed. Also, if a student failed to pass 40% of all registered courses at the end of every academic session, we tell you to leave the university”.

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“…do not join cultism. Don’t participate. Anywhere they lure you, resist that temptation”

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“So, do not join cultism. Don’t participate. Anywhere they lure you, resist that temptation. Your primary aim here first is to leave this university with a wonderful grade” he said.

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