In a celebration of academic achievement, the School of Media and Communication (SMC), Pan-Atlantic University witnessed the matriculation of over 100 students at its 10th Matriculation Ceremony. The event, held in the TY Danjuma academic complex foyer, was a lively gathering of students, faculty, and parents as this marked the beginning of an exciting chapter for the new students.
The ceremony kicked off with the students being led to their seats by their coordinators, followed by the procession of faculty and the senate after which the university’s chaplain, Fr. Ifeanyi Ogboh gave an opening prayer.
The matriculating students donned in their academic robes, pledged their commitment to upholding the values and ethics of the school and the university and this act marked the official entry of the students into the PAU community.
The Vice-Chancellor in her speech expressed her joy at the growth of the university and shared reasons for it.
“I stand before you as Vice-Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University with immense proudness and joy on this momentous occasion of the 10th Matriculation Ceremony of the university. I consider it momentous for a number of reasons: The first is that it is the 10th matriculation ceremony and the university has grown in leaps and bounds since the first matriculation ceremony was held ten years ago. At that time, we had just three undergraduate degree courses and today we are admitting 532 students into 11 undergraduate degree courses. Beyond that, today is the first time that we are holding the matriculation ceremony on the main campus of Pan-Atlantic University. I believe that this shows that we’re slowly becoming adults and that we’re coming of age.”
She also encouraged the students to make the most of their stay whilst congratulating the parents on this achievement of their children’s entrance into the university. Furthermore, she asked that the parents give their children all the support that they would need on the journey of academic pursuit.
A total number of 151 students were inducted across the departments of SMC namely 68 students from the Mass Communication department, 80 from the department of Information Science and Media Studies, and 3 students from the newly added department of Film and Multimedia Studies.