Caleb University, Imota, Lagos has matriculated a total of 1,900 students made up of 1,353 undergraduates, 216 who were admitted through the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), 48 at the Caleb Business School and 283 at the College of Postgraduate Studies.
Speaking at the ceremony held recently, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie, who was represented by his Deputy Prof. Adedeji Daramola emphasised on the learning experience which witnessed a new phase of blending.
He added that despite the disruptions, intake this session was encouraging.
“The planning template created a basis for phases in physical and online engagements, although as situations normalise, the tilt will be in the direction of physical learning and examinations. However, it is evident that online learning is here to stay, and the details would become clearer as things evolve. Members of staff are positioned to continue to deliver value, and continuously upgrade for better service delivery.”
He advised the matriculating students to be focused saying that once they excel in their academic work and demonstrate good character, they will be considered for its Graduate Development Scheme( GDS).
According to him, “you are in Caleb University to develop godly character, and get the best learning experience. Here, you fulfil your dreams. It is no coincidence that our theme for 2021 is ‘The Future is Caleb’. Apart from aligning with global standards on academic integrity, it is now a graduation requirement for all students, at all levels, to obtain a global IT certification at all levels, in areas directly relevant to the programme they are running.
” We are investing in graduates who are game changers in their generation, and already, Caleb products are in different parts of the world competing with the best in their professions, and demonstrating quality and tenacity. The pioneering team on the GDS are justifying the confidence reposed in them. We are proud of them.”
The VC appealed to the students to be studious, saying, “when you all resumed as fresh students, every one of you had a score of 100 per cent. Whether you are still at that level or not is a question only you can answer. To remain on top, you must value Matthew 5: 48 which states, ‘be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Prof. Owens-Ibie affirmed that all its programmes are fully accredited.
“Our Computer Science, Mass Communication and architecture programmes, continue to attract major interest from prospective students. International Relations, Accounting, Business Administration, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Economics, Chemistry, Criminology, and Cybersecurity and our newly approved law programme, are also getting a lot of attention. Postgraduate programmes, up to PhD, are consolidating their early gains, “he stressed.