Akwa Ibom University intakes jump by 32%.

The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has increased its new intakes by 32 percent for the 2014/2015 academic session.
The school matriculated 1,648 students, increasing by 395  over last academic session during which 1,253 were admitted.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Eno Ibanga during the 5th matriculation ceremony at Ikot Akpaden said a total of 1,648 students had been cleared for matriculation into the various degree programmes of the University during the academic session and that about 5,000 students chose the institution in the 2014/2015 out of which 2,143 students were admitted.
“A total of 1,648 students matriculate into the various degree programmes of the institution.
“This is about 32 per cent increase from the 1,253 students that matriculated during the 4th ceremony in Aug. 2014,” Ibanga said.
He praised the management and students for the existing cordial working relationship.
“In Akwa Ibom State University, our main aim is to provide students with the best education possible, preparing them to compete in the 21st century global economy.
“And think critical about how they can help make the world a better place,’’ he said.
The institution has shown commitment to standard, expanding the frontiers of knowledge that enable students and faculty to solve the problems of the institution.
This, he added has manifested in the collaboration across the various disciplines for the greater good of the University, the State and Nigeria in general.
He urged students to focus on academic quest and to disallow peer pressure from influencing or distracting their attention from academic work.
According to him, peer pressure influence could lead to counter-productive.
Ibanga said that the institution had zero tolerance for any form of misconduct on campus.
He advised the students to shun all forms of criminality such as cultism, stealing, cheating, forgery, examination misconduct among others.
Ibanga noted that the University had put in place Rules and Regulations to guide the students on campus.

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