The School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University (SMC), matriculated 140 students at the PAU 9th Matriculation Ceremony, which was held at the Lagos Business School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
The students were all smiles as they were led in by their course coordinator to their seats and stood as their names were called by the acting dean of SMC, Dr. Ngozi Okpara.
Some students shared their thoughts on their journey so far and expressed their joy about becoming an SMC PAU student. In an interview with one of the students, Oyinyechi Godwin, who is studying Mass Communication, mentioned that she is excited about this opportunity and would make the most of it.
“I have always known that I want to be a media student and be a part of the growth of the creative industry. Getting admission into one of the leading schools in media and communication is just so exciting and a dream come through.
Though I know the journey is just beginning, I am still excited about this opportunity, and I know it is the beginning of a new phase of my life,” she said.
Present at the matriculation ceremony was the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Enase Okonedo, Acting Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Ngozi Opara, Dean of the School of Science and Technology, Dr. Darlington Agholor, Dean of the School of Management and Social Sciences, Dr. Sola Oni, Director of student affairs, Mrs. Chinyere Nwosu, Director of the Institute of Humanities, Dr. Adaora Onaga, heads of department, and other faculty members.
The Vice Chancellor, in her speech, encouraged the students to be on good behavior and to make good use of their stay at the university. She also advised the parents to allow their children and wards to make decisions themselves.
“To the students, the university will be your second home for the next three to four years, so I would encourage you to take full advantage of the facilities and mentors.
To the parents, thank you for how you have groomed these. Please know that we are together in training and shaping their futures. However, I would crave your indulgence to please allow them to make the decisions themselves because that is how they will learn responsibility and become better adults and leaders,” she said.