The Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer’s University Ede, Prof. Shadrach Akindele, has urged the new students of the institution to strive for excellence and not settle for mediocrity. He gave this charge at the 19th matriculation ceremony, which held recently.

               Speaking to the 2,033 matriculating students, Prof. Akindele said that the event was a significant milestone as it was his first matriculation as the fourth substantive vice-chancellor of the institution. He pointed the students to the University’s values, underscoring the mission of pursuing truth, wisdom, and understanding in alignment with the Christian principles of love, compassion, and justice.

               The new helmsman, who is a forest biometrician with a remarkable record of mentoring students in higher institutions, admonished the students to view their time in school as an opportunity for academic achievement, personal spiritual growth, passion exploration, purpose discovery, and the cultivation of lasting relationships. He stressed the importance of approaching academics with a spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity.

               He congratulated parents and guardians, urging them to collaborate with the institution to nurture the students into future role models. Akindele advised the matriculating students to draw strength from challenges, expressing gratitude to God for the ceremony and declaring, “Indeed, our Redeemer is Strong.” In line with the Redeemer’s University tradition, he christened them “Mountain Top Set,” emphasising that they belong to the top.

               The 19th matriculation ceremony of Redeemer’s University witnessed 1,841 undergraduates and 192 postgraduate students taking the matriculation oath for the 2023/2024 academic session.

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