Osun Federal University of Health Science holds maiden matriculation ceremony
No fewer than 526 newly admitted students of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, held their matriculation ceremony on Tuesday with an appeal from the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, that they should make a meaningful impact during their academic journey.
Speaking at the institution’s maiden matriculation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor remarked, “It is our hope that your training will not only make you outstanding scholars and professionals but will also instil in you the character that aligns with your intended professional calling.”
He emphasized that the university would continuously challenge the students to ensure they can compete with their peers globally in the fields of research and healthcare delivery
The Vice-Chancellor also highlighted that out of the 7,421 candidates who applied to the university, only 526 were admitted. He further stressed, “You are therefore encouraged to be diligent in your studies and maintain good character at all times.”
According to him, the institution aims to become a world-class University of Health, Nutrition, and Medical Sciences, contributing to national preparedness and resilience in anticipation of future challenges in the health sector, while also reducing medical tourism abroad.
Lasisi stated that this vision would be achieved through the university’s commitment to excellent teaching, active innovative learning, and maintaining a high standard of professional responsibilities.
During his lecture, Prof. Oluwole Atoyebi urged the matriculated students to take their studies seriously and focus on their academics. He reminded them that they were admitted to the university as science students with a strong background in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.
“These skills need to be further developed because, in secondary school, you complete the majority of your studying and assignments in class,” he said.
“Now, you must complete all your reading, studying, and assignments outside of class. Time management and planning are critical to your success, as you are expected to study for about 20 hours a week on your own.”
He concluded by emphasizing the importance of academic culture in universities, which includes academic outlooks, spirits, ethics, and environments