By: Abdulrahman Adebayo
The management of Nigeria’s Premier University, University of Ibadan has announced is set to matriculate fresh students into the 2021/2022 Academic Session on Tuesday, February 15, Indy Press can report. The matriculation exercise, which is scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre of the institution, was announced in a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar (Senate, Admissions & Affiliated Institutions), O. O. Dada.
The exercise is set to be the first edition physically open to all matriculants since 2019. Recall that in 2020, no matriculation ceremony was held due to the industrial action by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and the 2021 edition was held in an blended mode, virtual and physical, to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement by the management indicated that attendance at the venue of the ceremony is mandatory for all fresh students of the 2021/2022 Academic Session. However, parents and visitors are not allowed into the into the venue neither will there be any form of partying or social gathering during the period. “All matriculants are to comply with COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks, physical distancing and use of hand sanitizer.”
“Matriculants are advised to arrive the International Conference Centre at 8.00 a.m. on this day and must be properly dressed for the ceremony. Please note that matriculants who are not properly dressed will not be allowed into the main hall. “For acceptable format of dressing for the ceremony, please visit the University of Ibadan website (www.ui.edu.ng). The tassels (cord) of the caps should be worn to the right throughout the period of the programme. Faculty Officers would be seated with matriculants of their respective Faculties to ensure orderliness during the ceremony,” the institution’s statement added.