Unilag Distance Learning Institute matriculates 3,500 students

A cross section of matriculating students

A TOTAL of 3,500 students of the Distance Learning Institute, DLI, of the University of Lagos on Thursday took the matriculation oath for the 2019/2020 academic session.

In his address at the ceremony which was conducted virtually and physically, in Lagos, the Vice Chancellor, of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, urged the new students to keep the flag of the institution flying, by aligning themselves to its vision.

Ogundipe urged them to be distinct, as well as be grounded, noting that the university took the issue of discipline seriously.

”Out of many thousands who have applied to study here, only a few of you were eventually selected.

” It is pertinent to let you know that you have made one of the best decisions of your life to study in the University of Lagos.

”This is so because you are now a student of the  best University in Nigeria. We have in place the finest manpower and necessary equipment to ensure our staff and students flourish both locally and internationally.

”I therefore urge you all to align yourselves to the vision of this university by being focused, disciplined as well as uphold the academic and moral standard of this institution.

”We shall not condone any act of indiscipline, misconduct, violence and other vices,” he warned.

At the Centre is the vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, at his immediate right is the Director of the institute, Prof. Uchenna Udeani.

Ogundipe said that the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) had dealt a severe blow on activities on campus, but expressed joy that academic activities were gradually retuning, albeit through virtual mode.

He said the virtual mode was different from the traditional in-person mode, noting that virtual learning was not entirely new to the university.

”We are only deploying it at a larger scale this time. So, our students need not worry too much.

” Let me assure you that the University of Lagos is prepared to ensure you get the best and a very rewarding experience throughout your period here,” he assured.  – NAN

– Jan. 2021 @ 7:18 GMT |

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