In his address during the event, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, warned the new students against involving in cultism or other social vices capable of affecting their future negatively.
He said they were the lucky ones among the 32,587 candidates that applied for admission to the university in the 2015/2016 academic session.
Olayinka explained that the 4,800 candidates invited for the matriculation ceremony comprised 3,225 UTME and 783 Direct Entry students.
He charged the students to jealously guard and maintain the reputation of proven academic excellence of the institution.
The VC also advised the freshers to be security conscious at all times and be wary of the association they keep.
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