The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has matriculated 7,600 new students into the institution for the 2016/17 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Zana Akpagu who disclosed this in his speech on Friday, said that 20,178 candidates made the institution their first choice and scored above 180 in last year’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
His words: “At the end of the exercise, only 7,600 were admitted. A breakdown of the figures showed that 65 per cent of the candidates were admitted into the departments that are science based.
”This includes Medicine and Surgery while the remaining 35 percent were admitted into Arts and Humanities, covering Education, Law, Social and Management Sciences,’’ he said.
The VC admonished the newly admitted students to refrain from all acts that are contrary to the rules and regulations of the University.
In a celebration mood, the students spiced up their matriculation ceremony by pouring each other water.