The Ahamadu Bello University (ABU) on Friday matriculated well over thirteen thousand students for the 2018/2019 academic session of the institution.
Prof. Ibrahim Garba, Vice Chancellor of the institution told the newly admitted students of the university to keep to the rules and regulations of the institution.
He said they should consider themselves lucky to have gained admission to the university because out of more than forty thousand candidates that applied, a little over thirteen of them were admitted.
“You should therefore, consider the admission as a special privilege. The matriculation oath which has just been conducted today is a ceremony that formally initiates you into the body of university community.
“By this process, you have been formally accepted into Ahmadu Bello University rules and regulations,” the VC stated.
He advised them to shun examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, indecent dressing and all forms of anti-social behavior. He also assured them that the institution has experienced and dedicated lecturers and supporting staff to train them to achieve their future career ambitions.
“As fresh students, you should note that academic programs in the university have maximum time frames within which must be completed.
“A student who could not complete his/her program of study beyond the maximum period allowed or due to poor performance or unacceptable behavior is compelled by regulation to withdraw from the program or the university.
“Ahmadu Bello University is an institution of great diversity in gender, ethnicity and religion and it is the largest and most cosmopolitan of all Nigerian universities,” the VC stated.
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