On behalf of the Management team of the Faculty of the Social Sciences, I welcome the staff, returning students and the new students to the 2015/2016 academic session of the Faculty. I believe the new session would be exciting, productive and stimulating for the staff and students, individually and corporately. As we all know, the Faculty is acknowledged to be the best in the country at present as we produced and are still producing Nigerian’s leading social scientists, national and international public servants and entrepreneurs.
I particularly welcome the new students who are joining the Social Sciences family for the first time. Having scaled the first huddle, I have no doubt that you are well set to discover what demanding but pleasant experience being a student of this great Faculty can be. This is an opportunity to become, not just a graduate, but one with distinction. If that is your vision, then you must begin from your first day in the University to plan towards excelling in your academic and personal life.
Obviously, you are coming to this great institution with dreams and goals which are, of course, attainable with hard work and determination. I assure you that the Dean’s Office and all Departments in the Faculty will provide the enabling environment to make this happen, thereby producing future leaders of this great nation who are sound both in character and learning. So, I welcome and urge the fresh students in particular to do their best to deal with all emerging challenges in godly and constructive manner while taking advantage of opportunities in the Faculty and the University at large.