The newly opened Atiba University, Oyo, has started its first academic session with 36 students in four faculties.
At the maiden matriculation ceremony held on the school premises, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sola Ehindero, said that the vision of the institution was to provide education, training and build character that would encourage students’ zeal to dig up information on their own, using modern communication technology.
Ehindero said that apart from ensuring a challenging academic atmosphere for the students to develop critical thinking ability and sound minds, the institution would also strive hard to provide scientific literacy among the students.
Addressing the students, the VC said, “You have to be disciplined and budget your time to accommodate both your academic and other campus activities. Remember that you have to reflect on yourself and your home background and ensure that at all times, you justify the trust, confidence and investment your parents put in you.”
Chairman of the school governing board, Abdulraheem Idris, in his remarks urged parents to help the school educate their children by playing their role in their development process. He also called on the students to avoid vices inimical to their academic pursuit.