By Balogun Omeiza David, Head, Public Relations Unit, CUSTECH, Osara.
The Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara has matriculated seven hundred and thirty three (733) students. The 3rd Matriculation Ceremony took place today Wednesday 7th June, 2023 at CUSTECH Campus, Km 19, Okene-Lokoja Road, Osara.
The Registrar, Ms. Olufunke Hudson administered the Matriculation Oath on the students as each Dean of Faculty presented their students for Matriculation. The current enrolment is for three Faculties namely: Computing, Engineering and Science. Altogether, nineteen programmes, namely: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Geology, Applied Geophysics, Civil Engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Chemical Engineering.
Delivering his speech at the Matriculation Ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku said, “On behalf of the Management, Staff and indeed the entire CUSTECH Community, I stand here to welcome our fresh students who have just joined the university family by reason of matriculation oath administered to them a while ago.” He added that, “Enrolment into a university is not an end in its own right. On the contrary, it ushers in a new beginning in your quest for advanced knowledge and the university is the bastion of academic standards. As an institution, the university on the one hand serves as the guardian of reason, inquiry and philosophical openness, and on the other hand function as the reservoir of the products of such inquiry from which applications to myriads of human endeavours are drawn.”
Moving forward, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku added that, “We are desirous of bringing in new programmes in Environmental Sciences, and Management and Sciences in the 2023/2024 academic session. We have undergone the mandatory resource assessment by the National Universities Commission (NUC), for the eleven new programmes involved which are: Architecture, Building, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Economics, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Business Administration, Transport and Logistics Management and Human Resource Management.”
The Vice Chancellor also counselled the matriculating students on the need to be security conscious at all times. He said, “In the last two decades, security challenges have permeated the social fabric of our nation, in various forms. Security consciousness bad conscientiousness in our immediate environment have become germane elements of survivability. On this note, students and other CUSTECH Community members are strongly advised to avoid solitary movements especially into areas that are largely devoid of human presence. Night outings should be totally avoided or reduced to essentials only. On the other hand, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku acknowledged with deep sense of gratitude the enormous congenial neighbourhoods provided for CUSTECH by Osara communities, Abobo communities and other communities. He said, “Their friendly disposition towards our students and staff alike imbues confidence and sense of acceptability in them. The communities are always ready Tonto partner CUSTECH in evolving strategies for sustainability security architecture for CUSTECH Campus and its environs.”
Furthermore, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku appreciated the Kogi State Government saying, “As always, we remain indebted to His Excellency, Alhaji (Dr.) Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State for his unrelenting efforts in promoting and sustaining science and technology education for the eternal benefits of our teeming present and future youths, as exemplified practically in his meteoric development of CUSTECH.”