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CCED: 1,185 Freshmen Admitted, Matriculated

A total of 1,185 freshmen for Part-Time Weekday Degree and Advance Certificate programmes of the OOU Centre for Continuing  Education (CCED) was successfully admitted and matriculated for the 2021/2022 academic Session.

The freshmen, who had accepted the offer of admission in various collaborating   Faculties and other academic units, took the Oath of Allegiance during their matriculation held on Friday, 25th November, 2022 at the Pre-Degree Studies Hall, CCED Campus, Ago-Iwoye.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola, while delivering his address at the ceremony, congratulated all the newly admitted students for joining the “Family of OOUITES.” He expressed the hope that their desire for knowledge, skills and expertise in chosen fields of interest will be achieved through this great University.

The Vice-Chancellor gave a breakdown of the students admitted into different Faculties for Part-Time Weekday Degree and Advanced Certificate programmes to include Arts (74), Education (7), Social Sciences (235), Administration and Management Sciences (193), Law (60), Science (490), Basic Medical Sciences (58) and Institute of Education (88). He noted that there are two streams of undergraduates in the University – Full- Time and Part-Time. He, however, explained that apart from the difference in the mode of study, both full-time and part-time programmes run by OOU are of comparable standards, adding that all students receive the same certificates after successful completion of their studies.

Prof. Agboola said, “I presume that you have chosen to be on the part-time programme, because of the importance of education and to avoid unnecessary waste of time, especially when you are engaged in some other productive activities. Apart from the difference in the mode of study, both full-time and part-time programmes of this University are of comparable standards. All students receive the same certificates of Olabisi Onabanjo University.’’

“The various programmes are based in the respective Departments. They are run along with the same structure of curriculum and subjected to the same mode of evaluation. The Centre for Continuing Education only coordinates the Part-Time Degree, Advanced Certificate, JUPEB/Pre-Degree Studies programmes for all the Departments and provides the administrative framework required for effective running of the programmes.”

The Vice-Chancellor stated that the CCED currently runs 45 Degree Progammes, 21 Advanced Certificate Programmes and 54 Pre-Degree courses as well as JUPEB Programmes. He emphasised that the goal of OOU was to achieve excellence and make its graduates compete favourably  anywhere in the world. He added, “Towards achieving this goal, the University administration is striving hard to ensure that quality structures are being put in place that will make the system generally appealing to students and conducive to learning. Departments are constantly reviewing their programmes to make them competitive and respond to demands and challenges of the 21st century.”

Prof. Agboola warned the students against engaging in social vices that could bring the name of the University into disrepute, stressing that appropriate sanctions await anyone found breaching the rules and regulations of the institution.

“You must be apprised of the regulations guiding registrations, examinations, use of facilities, attendance at lectures and relationships among students/staff and other members of the community. You may also seek information and guidance from your Heads of Department, Sub-Deans of your Faculties, Course Advisers, CCED officials and notice boards. The CCED Handbook is available to furnish you with all these information and continues to be your reference point. Please note that cultism, examination malpractices and any other form of social vices and indiscipline will not be condoned on this campus,” he further told the students. The Vice-Chancellor advised the matriculants to be punctual at classes, carry out the assignments given, prepare adequately for examinations and take advantage of the available facilities in the Library, ICT and Health Centre, among others.

“Note that lectures are conducted both physically and virtually and the University has provided smart boards that will aid the learning of the students virtually. I pray for your success throughout your stay in this University and also pray for God’s blessings on your parents and guardians who have provided support and logistics to secure your admissions,” he said.

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