The newly established Nigeria Army University, Biu, in Borno state has matriculated 1,016 students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), speaking at the matriculation ceremony in Biu on Thursday, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. David Malgwi, said that the students were admitted based on requirements set by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Malgwi stated that 202 students were admitted into the faculty of Computing, 180 into the faculty of Engineering, 104 into the faculty of Environmental Sciences, 369 into the faculty of Management and Social Sciences and 161 into the faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.
The VC urged the students to shun all forms of vices such as cultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism and indecent dressing. He assured the students that the institution had taken measures to ensure the safety of lives and property in the university and host community, and therefore advised them to be security conscious.
Administering the matriculation oath to the students, Brigadier General S. Ibrahim and the university’s Registrar, said the students were all admitted on merit.
He urged the newly matriculated students to be law-abiding and be productive citizens of the society.