Pam Moses, Jwan Fwanshak
Plateau State University(PLASU) has Matriculated about 1,394 fresh students into various academic field of endeavour.
The matriculation ceremony of the 2019/2020 academic session which was held on Thursday saw the 1,394 newly admitted students drawn from the faculties of arts, management science, natural and applied sciences and social sciences respectively.
While congratulating the new students, PLASU Vice Chancellor Prof. Yohanna D. Izam said urged them to count themselves a privileged to be among the 1,394 students to have made the list of successful candidates from over five thousand(5000) applicants.
“I urge you to be wary of any actions or steps that you will take as students if this University, as such will either make or mar your future. You must strive to use this golden opportunity to add value to yourselves and the society at large”, the VC stated.
The Vice Chancellor while Speaking on security challenges bedeviling the country occasioned by kidnapping, banditry, insurgency among others, caution the students to avoid late night activities and report any suspicious movement to the appropriate security authority for appropriate action.
“We are collaborating with security agencies to secure the institution environment. Already, plans have been concluded to replace portions of the perimeter fences broken by hoodlums and the election of the fence in the areas hitherto not covered.”
He assured that the school management will continue to create an enabling environment for learning and research through quantitative and qualitative expansion of programmes.
He said fourteen(14) out of the University’s seventeen(17) academic programmes have secured full accreditation from the National Universities Commission, NUC, while the other three namely; Geography, Biochemistry and Mass communication have gone through the process of re-accreditation and “we are optimistic that they will scale through successfully.”
The vice Chancellor appreciate the visitor of the University, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Barrister Simon Bako Lalong for his untiring effort in sustaining steady infrastructural and manpower development of the University.
He also thank the host community for their understanding and Goodwill extended to the university
The VC also revealed that a tree planting campaign was introduced to help mitigate the dangers of associated with destructions as a result of windstorm in the recent past.
“Considering the importance of such trees as wind breakers, each of the 1,394 newly matriculated students will be expected to plant a tree and nurture it to maturity, as a date for the campaign will be announced soon.”
He equally call on the students to always adhere to COVID-19 protocols both in hostels and lecture halls.
Earlier, the Registrar of the University, Mr Amos I Mallo administered the Matriculation oath of allegiance to the newly Students.
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