Caleb University Matriculates Over 2000 Students

Kunle Adelabu

-Admits first set of law students

Members of the academic and new students at the Caleb University 15th Matriculation ceremony which held at the institution’s Multipurpose Hall on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, has admitted 2, 140 students for the new academic session among which were the first set of Law students.

The new matriculants were admitted into five colleges of the institution – College of Environmental Science and Management (COLENSMA), College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS), College of Arts, Social and Management Sciences (CASMAS), College of Law (COLAW) which has just taken – off and College of Postgraduate Studies (COPOST).

The 15th matriculation ceremony, which took place at the University Multipurpose Hall on Tuesday, March1, 2022, recorded an impressive attendance  of parents, family members and other guests.

According to Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, Vice-Chancellor, Caleb University, 1,513 undergraduate students were admitted with 295 through the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), 59 at the Caleb Business School, and 283 at the College of Postgraduate Studies, bringing the total number of the new students to 2,140.

“The statistics for the 100 level, show, among others, computer science leading with 299, followed by mass communication with 207, international relations with 147, architecture with 110, accounting with 106, business administration with 86 and microbiology with 75”, the Vice-Chancellor said.

Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, Vice-Chancellor, Caleb University, addressing matriculants during the ceremony.

“This is the highest number of new students in the history of Caleb University, and as we sang at the beginning, “We give all the glory to Jesus”.

“Our College of Law has taken-off, and I am pleased to announce that our first set of Law students are matriculating today.

“This group of law students are brimming with infectious enthusiasm for the programme, and I am convinced that we have in our midst the future Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chief Judges, Chief Justice of the Federation, Judges at the International Court of Justice, Heads of major Law Firms, locally and internationally.

Prof Owens-Ibie also stated that Caleb University is among the few institutions with full accreditation status, adding that the institution is experiencing an increase in the number of programmes offering doctorate degrees.

“Caleb University is among a few nationally, which have all programmes with full accreditation status.

“The list of programmes offering doctorate degrees are increasing. On January 16 and 17 this year, four students in the Department of Architecture held their PhD Proposal Defence, therefore, positioning the department to produce its first set of PhD holders in 2022”, he revealed.

Vice Chancellor, Registrar and other principal officers of the institution at the 15th Matriculation ceremony.

“Other departments are on their way to graduating their first set of PhD students too”.

The Vice-Chancellor, in his matriculation address, also listed other giant strides achieved by the University.

“On December 11, 2021, two groups of students of Architecture won the top two prizes at the 12th edition of the Lagos Architectural Forum. The first major international conference of the University, held between October 26-27 last year, and it is planned to hold in the last week of October every year”, he said.

“We now have two Deputy Vice-Chancellors; (Academic), Prof Adedeji Daramola (Academic) and Prof Olalekan Asikhia (Research, Innovation, Strategy and Administration).

“The first Research Monograph of the University was released late last year. In order to ensure integrity in our academic process, we have commenced the use of a plagiarism checker, starting with research projects for final year students.

“The innovation of having every undergraduate student obtain a global IT Certification at every level is gaining traction and in its second session of operation.

Matriculants during procession.

“The Centre for Innovative Built Environment and Smart Cities is set to commence operations. A sophisticated biochemistry, microbiology and molecular laboratories have been established”, he said.

Many of the new students that spoke with THE IMPACT expressed happiness for securing admissions into the University after what they called a very stringent process.

High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya, the Odofin of Igbogbo (2nd right), Chief (Mrs) Onasanya, wife of Odofin (3rd left) with Okikiola Onasanya, daughter of Odofin Onasanya who is among the matriculants (3rd right), Gbenga Onasanya, a 300 level student in the institution (right), Mrs Shaddiat Onasanya, another Odofin’s daughter (2nd left) and Kunle Adelabu (left) at the Caleb University 15th Matriculation ceremony on Tuesday.

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