The University of Africa, Toru-Orua has matriculated 300 students for the 2021/2022 academic session.
The students are drawn from faculties of agriculture, arts and education, basic and applied sciences and social sciences.
The event which held at the university’s multi -purpose hall, was the university’s fifth matriculation ceremony.
Welcoming the students to higher education pursuit, the vice chancellor of the university, Professor Kingston Nyamapfeni said matriculation ceremony was always an important day in the calendar of any institution adding that it represents another opportunity to project what the future of the students may look like.
“Every new cohort of incoming students represents not only growth but a new dynamic and the opportunity for people with new ideas and new ways of doing things to come into our community.
“Of course, our hope is that those new ideas and ways of doing things will be of a positive nature. This day also represents an important milestone in the lives of the young people who, today, shall be affirming their commitment to join the global community of scholars and to live by its rules, tenets and principles,” he stated.
The vice chancellor stated that the matriculation should equip the students with values that will highlight their individual responsibilities to each other, to their families, the communities and to the rest of humanity.
“Learning on the other hand, should make you understand yourself, your environment and even develop the ability to imagine environments you have never seen before. It should make you a better person, not only by way of knowledge but by way you relate to the rest of humanity.