Over Two Thousand and one hundred bonafide students of Njala University from the schools of Community Health Sciences and School of Social Sciences & Law on Bo campus and its constituent locations of Towama and Kowama have on separate days successfully sailed through this year's Matriculation ceremony.
In his welcome address, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Bo campus, Dr. Saidu Charley described the event as one of the most important events in the University calendar especially in the lives of freshmen.
He acknowledged the rigorous exercise undertaken by these students while applying to pursue different programmes adding that the 2019/2020 admission process had rigorous and unforeseen frictions occasioned by the introduction of the online application.
This he went on urged them to abandon paper-based applications, which allowed candidates to make their applications online.
Dr. Charley intimated his listening audience to be cognizant of the evolving and changing dynamics provided by ICT and cautioned them to focus on the positives that ICT provides.
He also admonished them especially the younger ones not to be carried away by the freedom they now enjoy. *"The freedom you now have means that you must take decisions on your own and act maturely because you will be held responsible for your actions and omissions" he reiterated*.
In his keynote address, Vice Chancellor & Principal, Professor Abdullah Mansaray heartily congratulated the Matriculates noting that their presence on campus for the ceremony is a clear manifestation that they have confidence in the teaching and learning being offered at Njala University and are poised for an exciting academic journey. He craved on their indulgence to be disciplined and good ambassadors of Njala University.
He disclosed moves by the Administration to invest substantially in its infrastructural development projects for the purpose of creating an enabling and conducive environment for teaching, learning and research.
Professor Abdullah Mansaray disclosed among others the arrival of 4,000 sets of chairs and tables noting that it will help cushion the overarching challenges of accommodation posed as a result of limited classroom furniture.
He reaffirmed the Administration's resolve to maintain zero tolerance on all anti social behaviours such as cultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism and Such other vices.
Deputy Registrar,Habib Kamara expressed delight over the outcome of the matriculation ceremony adding that he is particularly pleased to note that this is the first time that the ceremony was organized separately for the two campus location and that students also had the opportunity to serve as the First to use the imported Chairs.
Matriculants lauded the Administration for their Admissions and promised to abide by all Rules and regulations binding Njala University.