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By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi on Thursday matriculated a total of 5,023 Students into the various undergraduate programmes of the University.
Professor Moses Msugh Kembe, the Vice Chancellor of the University made this known in an address at the combined 27th Regular and the SANDWICH Programme matriculation ceremony held at the Old Convocation Square.
Prof. Kembe explained that out of 27,673 candidates who sat for the last Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME), and the Direct Entry only 4,721 Students were lucky to clinch the admission and are matriculated into the Faculties of Arts, Education, Environmental Sciences, Law, Management Sciences, Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences and the College of Health Sciences.
“While for the Sandwich programme , 302 students clinch the admission out of over 400 who applied for admission into the programme which provides opportunities for manpower development and enhanced quality labour force particularly in schools and colleges are matriculated into 21 courses of the Faculty of Education.” Kembe stated.
He further explained that matriculation mark the formal conferment of students status on freshers through the administration of the matriculation oath.
” Thus, at this occasion, you the fresh students will be matriculated into the various undergraduate programmes of one of the best Universities in the country,” he stressed.
Prof. Kembe charged the students to always exhibit moral decorum while on campus by abiding by the rules and regulations of the University as contained in the Students handbook, playing the game by the rules and securing the University property.
He also warned them against involvement in most of the prevalent vices on Campus such as Examination malpractice, misconduct, cultism, indecent dressing, drug abuse, homosexualism, lesbianism, alcoholism, prostitution .
Others are romantic engagements between students and staff, violence/ vandalism, unwarranted and ill – motivated protests among others.
He maintained that any students found wanting will not go unpublished as appropriately disciplinary measures including expulsion from the University would be invoked .
The VC advised the students to comply fully compliance to the newly introduced “Dress Code” by the University management to avoid being a victim of disappointment.
Among the matriculating students, is Wandoo Theresa Atondu, the daughter to the Benue State correspondent of Nigerian NewsDirect Newspaper Titus Atondu.