It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to this year’s matriculation ceremony, which would be the second for this institution. As you are aware, this is a young but rapidly growing institution. Matriculation is the end process of your admission to an Institution of Higher learning. Your initial admission number will hereafter be changed to your matriculation number.
I will like to first of all to congratulate all those of you who are matriculating today for getting the opportunity to further your education here. Remember that many are called but few are chosen. Some of you would remember that you were more than this at the beginning, but not all of you are matriculating today. This is because some had to fall out during the screening exercise. In other words, admission does not necessarily mean you will be matriculated. We, in this institution follow a high standard to ensure that students who are admitted here can stand up to students in other institutions in reputable universities everywhere in character and learning. To further expantiate on this, I would like to stress that matriculation does not also mean that you will automatically graduate. It all depends on you. If we find out at any time that you came in with any fake or forged certificates, or your behaviour does not conform to that of a decent society, you will be asked to leave. We also expect you to meet up with academic standards set by the school.