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Crescent Varsity Matriculates 565 ...Flags off 10th Anniversary

By IDRIS KATIB
Cross section of 2014/2015 matriculation students of Crescent University, Abeokuta
Cross section of 2014/2015 matriculation students of Crescent University, Abeokuta
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Crescent University, Abeokuta has matriculated 565 students in its Bola Ajibola College of Law, College of Social and Management Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Information and Communication Sciences and College of Environmental Sciences respectively.

The tenth matriculation coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Pioneer Islamic University in Nigeria founded in 2005 by the erudite jurist of the world court, Prince Bola Ajibola.

Judge Ajibola expressed his adoration to God that the university had progressively moved on, describing the occasion "as a fulfillment of our dream of nurturing people of academic and moral uprightness in the sight of God".

He added that " we do not want you to become educated beasts", adding that Crescent University would not award any bogus certificate to students.

He said that the vision of the university was to develop a university that would produce the best global citizens.

Congratulating the students on being among over one million Nigerian students who sat for last year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME), the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Gbajabiamila said the matriculating students were drawn from those who cane through UTME, direct entry and foundation programme of the university.

Gbajabiamila said it was the outstanding performance of Crescent University Abeokuta accreditation exercises of Nigerian Universities Commission ( NUC) that made it possible for the students to admitted in the institution.

Lamenting the low carrying capacity of both public and private universities in Nigeria to accommodate all qualified and successful applicants, Gbajabiamila said the students should consider themselves lucky for being admitted.

He observed that out of the 57 million out of school globally, Nigeria had the highest number of 20 percent, urging the students to make the best use of the golden opportunity offered by the university.

In his words, " it is our esteemed resolve to train and produce men and women of strong character and integrity; men and women who can stand the test of time and men and women who can build a virile and just society", Gbajabiamila he has said.