A total of 778 students took their matriculation oath at the 22nd Matriculation Ceremony of Babcock University.
According to the vice chancellor, Professor Ademola Stephen Tayo, the Babcock University postgraduate college was established to support the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers and early career researchers with a view to ensuring that the Institution’s world-leading research continues to grow.
He stated that Babcock University is creating a reputation as a research-led university that provides a vibrant and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with some top-ranked universities around the world.
ccording to him, Babcock University is a forward-thinking University with an appetite for high quality research.
For 22 years and counting, Babcock University, the vice chancellor noted, has been responsive to the demands for a decent education that advances the frontiers of knowledge and builds capacity for the development of the community and society at large.
“Our responsibility as an institution is inspired by love for mankind, and shaped by a commitment to making the world a better place through quality research,” he stated.
He urged the matriculating students to diligently, with a sense of the highest purpose, make good use of the pool of dedicated and resourceful faculty and staff at their disposal, to contribute to this vision.
The Dean of the College of Postgraduate Studies, Prof Ayandiji Aina advised the matriculating students as senior students to take advantage of the University’s conducive environment to produce research work that are locally relevant but with international impact.
He also urged the students to work hard to access the research grants made available by the University administration for postgraduates.