Wednesday, September 9, 2020

ABU matriculates 10,000 students


The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria yesterday matriculated about 10,000 students for the 2019/2020 academic session. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba, led the new students to take the matriculation oath. He advised them to shun vices such as examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, indecent dressing and all other forms of anti-social behaviour, as any of such behavior could lead to their expulsion from the institution. Prof. Garba told the students to consider themselves lucky, as about 40,000 UTME and direct entry candidates applied for admission to the university. He added: “University education is an exciting experience, which purpose is to acquire knowledge and skills to prepare you for useful life and become good citizens. The processes of fulfilling these noble objectives require peace, stability and conducive environment, which ABU is known for. An important challenge facing you, therefore, is how you can help to maintain a peaceful, stable and cordial atmosphere that is conducive for teaching, learning and good character building. As fresh students, you should know that academic programmes in the university have a maximum timeframe within which they must be completed, failure of which can lead to withdrawal of a student.”

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