The Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has advised the newly matriculated students of the University to desist from unethical behaviors or be shown the way out.
Professor Suleiman gave the charge while addressing newly matriculated students at the 20th Matriculation ceremony of the University which took place at the convocation arena on Thursday.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed that the University will not condone acts of examination malpractice, cultism, indecent dressing, and any acts that may be injurious to students and put them in harm’s way.
Professor Suleiman while advising the students to embrace the fight against unethical behavior by calling the toll-free lines provided encouraged the students to report any staff engaging in such acts for disciplinary action.
The Vice-Chancellor who spoke about the combination of two streams of admission stated that the University is well-positioned to accommodate their learning needs with the introduction of physical and virtual modes of teaching.
Professor Suleiman reiterated that as part of efforts to resolve the accommodation problem being experienced by students as a result of the merged admissions of two academic sessions, the state government is in the process of constructing a 4,000-bed capacity hostel in the University. He further stated that management is working closely with security agents to get to the root causes of the security breaches that have become a thorn in the flesh of the students living off-campus.
The Matriculation for the 2021/2022 & 2022/2023 academic sessions indicates that the Faculty of Administration has 1017 admitted students, the Faculty of Agriculture,228, the Faculty of Arts,775, and the Faculty of Environmental Science 180 students.
The Faculty of Law has 114 students intake, the Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences has 3159 students and the Faculty of Social Sciences has 1807 students.
The high point of the ceremony was the administration of the Matriculation oath by the representative of the Registrar Mr. John Danladi Efuna.