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Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano matriculates 2,053 students

Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano has matriculated 2,053 students for the 2017/2018 academic session, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mustapha Ahmad Isa has said.

Prof. Isa who was speaking at the matriculation ceremony held at the city campus of the university, said out of more than 30,000 applicants to the university in the 2017/2018 session, about 9,000 qualified for screening; and out of them only 2,053 were successful, and are the ones being matriculated.

The Vice-Chancellor while welcoming the new students into the embrace of the young citadel of learning congratulated the new students for securing themselves a place in the fastest growing and most respected young university in this part of Nigeria. He noted that the matriculation day marks a very important day in the new students’ life as it was the day they were formally absorbed into the university career, explaining that the matriculation ceremony initiates the new students into the maze and intricacies of university study.

The Vice-Chancellor beseeched the new students to always remember the oath taken during the matriculation ceremony to observe and respect the laws and statutes, as well as the ordinances and regulations of the university, those existing and those that may be introduced during their studentship. “Let it be known to you that a university degree is awarded based on two key benchmarks: character and learning. Remember not to compromise either,” Prof. Isa told the matriculated students. Prof. Mustapha Ahmad Isa appealed to the new students to shun negative practices, and instead, embrace positive attitude, hard work, initiative and team work.

The Vice-Chancellor challenged the new students to be among the graduating students at the end of their specified academic lifespan, by discovering and utilizing the various support mechanisms put in place for them. “Be a friend of the library, select an extra-curricular activity, join students clubs, attend seminars and workshops, pick a sport, dress neatly, identify yourself properly, communicate in English (or Arabic, as the case may be) and choose your friends carefully and purposely,” the Vice-Chancellor urged the new students.

He reaffirmed his management determination in striving to ensure that all facilities and support services are provided to facilitate teaching and learning in all the campuses of the university.

“Once again my dear students welcome to Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano. Congratulations and all the best in your academic pursuit,” the Vice-Chancellor told the new students.