The University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State, has held matriculation for 5,332 freshers admitted for the 2013/2014 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mala Daura, led body of principal officers to the ceremony, which took place at the Convocation Square.
In his address, Prof Daura said the university admitted new students in spite of the security challenges faced by the state.
He urged the freshers to adhere to the matriculation oath and obey rules of the school.
He said: “The oath is sacrosanct. You must adhere strictly to it as it provides the basis for a civilised university life. You are joining a reputable citadel of learning and you must, therefore, act in a manner consistent with continued maintenance of peace and stability in the system.”
The VC advised the students to shun vices and avoid violent demonstrations, adding that they should make use of the available sporting facilities and join any of the numerous students’ associations.
A freshman, Evelyn Ahmadu, congratulated herself, saying: “I am happy I gained admission into this prestigious university and I am determined to strive for excellence and make a mark.”