By Ogochukwu Isioma
Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has announced virtual matriculation ceremony for newly admitted students of the institution for the 2021/2022 academic session.
METROWATCHXTRA.COM reports that the virtual matriculation ceremony will take place on Friday, 5th May, 2023 at the Akin Deko main auditorium, Ugbowo campus, by 3:00pm.
A statement issued by the University’s Registrar, Mr. Ademola Bobola, said the Institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami gave the approval, in accordance with the amended academic calendar.
He said: “The ceremony is a hybrid activity in which only limited number of matriculating students and parents will be physically allowed into the auditorium while others are to follow online elsewhere outside the venue.
“Details of the link will be provided by the Director, ICT/CRPU; and made available ahead of time,” Mr. Bobola added.
According to the Registrar, Deans of Faculties are to select only 20 students to represent each Faculty with only one of them made to sign the Matriculation Register in the course of the event.
Similarly, the Vice Chancellor has approved that a compressed Orientation Programme be conducted for the Matriculating students under the auspices of the Dean, Students’ Affairs (DSA).
METROWATCHXTRA.COM learned that the compressed Orientation exercise would take place on the same Matriculation day, Friday, 5th May, 2023, between the hours of 12noon and 1:30pm.