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“CUSTECH OSARA Welcomes 733 Students Through Memorable Matriculation Ceremony”

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“CUSTECH OSARA Welcomes 733 Students Through Memorable Matriculation Ceremony”

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The Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Osara recently celebrated its 3rd Matriculation Ceremony, where a total of 733 students were officially welcomed into the institution. The momentous event took place on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the CUSTECH Campus located at Km 19, Okene-Lokoja Road, Osara.

During the ceremony, Ms. Olufunke Hudson, the Registrar of CUSTECH, administered the Matriculation Oath to the students. Each Dean of the Faculty presented their respective students for Matriculation. Currently, the university offers programs in three faculties: Computing, Engineering, and Science. In total, there are nineteen programs available, encompassing a wide range of disciplines such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Cyber Security Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Geology, Applied Geophysics, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

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Addressing the matriculating students at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku, expressed a warm welcome on behalf of the Management, Staff, and the entire CUSTECH Community. He emphasized that enrolling in a university marks the beginning of a new chapter in the pursuit of advanced knowledge, as universities serve as pillars of academic standards. Prof. Salawu Sadiku stated, “The university, on the one hand, serves as the guardian of reason, inquiry, and philosophical openness, while on the other hand, it functions as the reservoir of the products of such inquiry, which find applications in various human endeavors.”

Looking ahead, Prof. Salawu Sadiku revealed the university’s plans to introduce new programs in Environmental Sciences and Management and Sciences in the upcoming 2023/2024 academic session. He mentioned that the eleven new programs, including Architecture, Building, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Economics, Actuarial Science, Accounting, Business Administration, Transport and Logistics Management, and Human Resource Management, have undergone mandatory resource assessment by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor also emphasized the importance of security consciousness among the students. He acknowledged the prevalent security challenges in the country and advised students to avoid solitary movements, especially in areas with minimal human presence. Prof. Salawu Sadiku encouraged students to limit nighttime outings to essential activities only. Furthermore, he expressed deep gratitude to the Osara communities, Abobo communities, and other neighboring communities for their supportive and congenial environment, which instills a sense of confidence and acceptance among CUSTECH students and staff. He acknowledged their partnership in developing strategies for enhancing the security architecture of the CUSTECH Campus and its environs.

Lastly, Prof. Salawu Sadiku expressed appreciation to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alhaji (Dr.) Yahaya Bello, for his unwavering commitment to promoting and sustaining science and technology education. He commended Governor Bello’s efforts in the remarkable development of CUSTECH, which serves as a testament to the state’s dedication to the growth and progress of science and technology education for the benefit of present and future generations.

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