Jigawa State University matriculates 774 pioneer students

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KAFIN – The Jigawa State University, Kafin-Hausa, on Saturday matriculated 774 pioneer students into various degree programmes at the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdullahi Ribadu, said that 139 students were admitted into the Faculty of Education, while 329 and 315 students were admitted into the Faculties of the Humanities and Sciences, respectively.
Ribadu said that the students were admitted for the 2014/2015 academic session, having met the requisite qualifications set by the university.
He explained that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had approved 15 academic programmes in the three existing faculties of the institution.
Ribadu also explained that the management was making efforts to expand the scope of the university’s enrolment.
“By the 2015/2016 session, the university will be enlisted in the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) Brochure.
“Prospective students will then seek admission through JAMB,’’ he said.
According to him, the state government has provided modern facilities to enhance teaching and learning in the university.
He advised the students to dedicate themselves to their studies, in line with the institution’s resolve to promote academic excellence.
The VC also urged the new students to observe approved dress codes, shun examination malpractice and other negative vices.
Also speaking, the Pro-chancellor, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the university would begin Science and Technology courses in the 2015/2016 academic session.
He urged the students to be of good character and be dedicated to their studies. (NAN)

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