The Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University, Prof. Yohanna Izam, has charged graduates of the university to step into the world with confidence and make the institution proud by excelling in their various fields.
While speaking at an interactive session with the graduating students of PLASU, the VC noted that some graduates were already making the university proud which include Dorcas Bello, Hosea Isaac and Japheth Waziri.
Miss Bello made the best documentary of the African International Film Festival, Isaac came fifth at the Institute of Engineering and Technology World Competition, and Waziri won the Best Actor prize at the Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival which was hosted by the state.
According to the VC, the institution is currently graduating over 6000 students, in fulfillment of the dreams of the founding fathers, of which he is part.
He explained that the idea behind the establishment of the institution was to give qualified Plateau sons and daughters the opportunity to acquire knowledge and provide the required manpower to the state and the nation.
“As a way of rewarding hard work, the university has resolved to retain those who graduated with First Class degrees as graduate assistants, while those with other good grades might be considered for employment in different capacities whenever there is vacancy.
In his goodwill message, the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Jurji Gomos, advised the graduates to be of good ambassadors of the university by presenting the institution well in their various fields.