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2,000 students matriculate at federal varsity, Wukari, as VC Kundiri warns against cultism, examination malpractice

Federal University, Wukari, Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Kundiri

By Dave Iyima

About 2000 students matriculated to study various degree programmes at the Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abubakar Kundiri warmed the freshers not to involve in cultism and examination malpractice.

The matriculation took place on Tuesday at the newly built 1000-seater capacity auditorium of the institution.

Speaking at the ceremony the Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Abubakar Kundiri said the institution has put in place necessary learning equipment and facilities to ensure academic excellence.

He said the institution has sensitized the newly admitted students through various orientations on what they are expected to do as they carry on their programmes.

Management of the university in a group photo

The Vice Chancellor, however, advised both new and returning students to take advantage of the rare opportunity they have to study and strive to represent the institution well.

He advised them to take their studies seriously and continue to be good ambassadors of the university wherever they find themselves.

The vice chancellor also noted that all students must take advantage of the learning facilities the university has made available and make their stay worthy.

Professor Kundiri further admonished them to shun social vices such as examination malpractice and cultism saying the institution has no room for such.

On his vision for the university, the vice chancellor disclosed that he has been working to help the institution live up to its mandate.

He said the university has been given approval to introduce a Faculty of Education and plans are on of getting resources verification from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for Medicine and Law faculties.

The VC, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, members of the National Assembly and Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu for their efforts to reposition the university to global standard.

“We have achieved these many feats through the supports of all stakeholders including the Governor of Taraba State, Architect Darius Ishaku, Executive Secretary NUC, Executive Secretary TETfund, the paramount ruler of Kwarafara kingdom, Aku Uka, Chairman of Council, staff and students for their support in our effort to reposition the university to be the best among its peers,” he pointed out.

Most of the newly admitted students expressed their excitements for the privilege and pledge to abide by the rules and regulations governing the university.

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