Osun State University on May 13 held her first online matriculation ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by top management staff while the matriculating students joined via the institution’s website www.uniosun.edu.ng
Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Labode Popoola stated that “It is an academic tradition that we officially admit fresh students to the university. However, in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic which would not allow such a gathering, the university has resolved to conduct an online matriculation for the fresh students”.
He added that all newly matriculated students are expected to visit the institution’s website to complete their online registration oath forms and submit all the necessary details required of them.
The state university is one of the institutions that have embraced virtual teaching and learning even before the advent of COVID-19 pandemic and ever since, the university has been operating digitally, including holding several of its meetings remotely.
This is as it proceeds with its academic activities despite the lockdown in place nationwide to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
The university also extended the deadline for payment of tuition after the intervention of the State of Osun House of Assembly.
Reprieve came the way of students of the university who almost got their admission suspended for not meeting up with the deadline for the payment of tuition fees when the parliamentarians met with the leadership of the institution.
The Speaker, Mr Timothy Owoeye in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Alabi said the Assembly decided to wade into the complaints of the affected students having realised the hardship that the lockdown might have caused parents and guardians in paying school fees at the stipulated time.
The Speaker stated that the assembly had received the “Save our Soul” message through it’s newly set up Public complaint resolution mechanism inline with the legislative agenda of the assembly.
He added that the 7th Assembly under his watch will not shy away from engaging the citizenry, saying the House will be there to attend promptly to discontent and requests of the people they represent.