The University of Ibadan continues to take new strides towards enhancing higher education in Nigeria. This was made known by the UI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, FAS, during the 2018/2019 Matriculation ceremony, when He announced that for the first time in history, the University of Ibadan was conducting a joint matriculation for both the Regular UI students, and those on the Distance Learning Centre mode. This, he said, will further enhance a sense of belonging among the DLC Students. He also announced the enactment of a policy which enables applicants who are not able to gain admission to the University on the regular mode to switch to the DLC mode without obtaining a fresh form or application. This is especially more appealing as graduates of the UI DLC can now participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Programme. Prof. Olayinka congratulated the over 6,000 matriculants, both for the regular and DLC degree mode, enjoining them to justify their admission among so many, by proving themselves worthy, both in character, and in learning. The Matriculation lecturer, who herself is a two-time graduate (with a degree each in Medicine and Law from UI) and an alumnae of the University, Dr. Yemisi Solanke-Koya, Esq, recalled with nostalgia, her time as a student of the University of Ibadan, giving out tips on how she comported herself in a way that helped her to succeed not only as a student, but also in the society. Describing the opportunity to study in the University of Ibadan as a privilege, she placed a rallying call on the matriculants, encouraging them to face the challenge of being UI students headlong and to strive to be great ambassadors of the institution. The highpoint of the occasion was the oath administered by the Registrar which admits the matriculants as students of the University, and to which they responded with great enthusiasm.