SUMAS 2nd Matriculation Ceremony for 2023/2024

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SUMAS 2nd Matriculation Ceremony for 2023/2024

The State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, has announced the scheduled date for its forthcoming 2nd Matriculation ceremony for the 2023/2024 academic session. The event is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 23rd March, 2024, at the Igbo-Eno Campus. The event is designed to welcome all the newly admitted candidates officially into the University’s community, marking the beginning of their academic journey in the institution.

SUMAS Matriculation Ceremony

The management of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS), Igbo-Eno, Enugu State, wishes to notify the entire students and staffs of the institution of its 2nd Matriculation ceremony for the 2023/2024 academic session. The inform was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the institution professor James Chukwuma Ogbonna. Students are advised to go through the information thoroughly to ensure them keep note of the date, time and venue of the matriculation ceremony.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • Venue: The picturesque campus of SUMAS in Igbo-Eno, Enugu State
  • Time: The ceremony commences at 11:00am

Presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor James Chukwuma Ogbonna, FAS, this momentous occasion is set against the backdrop of SUMAS’s commitment to excellence in medical and applied sciences education. The university’s leadership, including the Pro-Chancellor, alongside the dedicated management, staff, and current students, extend a warm invitation to all stakeholders and the general public to join in celebrating this milestone.

Significance of the Matriculation Ceremony

The matriculation ceremony at SUMAS is more than a formal event; it’s a rite of passage for students embarking on their educational pursuits in medicine, healthcare, and related disciplines. It represents:

  • A Welcome into the SUMAS Family: New students are officially welcomed into the university community, where innovation, research, and learning flourish.
  • A Commitment to Academic Excellence: Matriculants pledge to uphold the standards of excellence and integrity that SUMAS stands for.
  • A Celebration of New Beginnings: It’s an opportunity for students, faculty, and families to celebrate the start of a challenging yet rewarding journey.


Attendees of the matriculation ceremony can look forward to a programme filled with meaningful traditions, inspiring speeches, and a formal induction of the new students. Highlights include:

  • Inspirational Messages: From the Vice-Chancellor and other esteemed speakers who will share insights and words of encouragement for the journey ahead.
  • The Matriculation Oath: A pivotal moment where new students pledge their commitment to their studies and the university’s ethos.
  • Networking Opportunities: An opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and professionals, laying the groundwork for future collaborations.

Preparation for Matriculants

For the newly admitted students participating in the ceremony, here are some tips to ensure a memorable and smooth experience:

  • Dress Code: Adhere to the formal dress code appropriate for this significant academic event.
  • Arrival Time: Plan to arrive at the venue by 10:30am to settle in before the ceremony begins.
  • Engagement: Embrace this day as the start of your academic journey at SUMAS. Listen attentively, participate fully, and cherish the memories created.

Final Thoughts

The 2nd Matriculation Ceremony of the State University of Medical and Applied Sciences (SUMAS) stands as a testament to the institution’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of medical and healthcare professionals. As we prepare to welcome our new students, we reflect on the responsibility bestowed upon us to contribute meaningfully to the global healthcare landscape. Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024, as we celebrate the beginning of what promises to be an enriching and transformative journey for our matriculants. Welcome to SUMAS, where futures are forged, and dreams begin to take shape.

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