By Ikenna Nwokedi
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State has thus far admitted over 10,000 students out of the 12,000 plus quota initially allocated to the institution.
This disclosure was made by the institution’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, FAMed, during a chat with journalists on Friday at his office.
Prof. Ikechebelu informed that the matriculation ceremony of the institution which was initially slated for Friday, February 16th 2024 was shifted to a fortnight time of Friday, 1st March 2024 to allow the last crop of candidates who are still seeking admission to go through the necessary clearance before being admitted as undergraduate students of UNIZIK.
“We have thus far admitted over 10,000 students for the ongoing admission year for regular undergraduate programme. We are looking forward to admitting about 2000 more based on our admission quota of 12,000 placements.
“That is why we shifted the Matriculation Ceremony to Friday, 1st of March 2024 as against the initial date of February 16th 2024 as we are aware that there are close to 2000 candidates and more still pursuing the admission process and once the list is sent out to Jamb you cannot admit further,” Ikechebelu stated.
The University Don emphasized that that the institution wants to give every child a chance to receive University education and once they are admitted they would round off the processing of their admission status so that on the D-Day of the Matriculation Ceremony, they will be eligible to sign the Matricula and become full bonafide first year students of the University.
Prof. Ikechebelu further disclosed that Nnamdi Azikiwe University is currently one of most sought after institutions in the Federation in terms of undergraduate admission.
The scholar admonished the newly admitted first year students to consider themselves privileged to be called students of the institution. He advised them to be prayerful and make hard work their watchword by attending lectures, studying hard and eschewing any form of unwholesome practice or social vices such as cultism, examination malpractice and indecent dressing that may put their stay in the institution in jeopardy as UNIZIK has zero tolerance to such negative actions.