Vice chancellor of the Federal University Kashere in Gombe State, Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani, has charged new students of the institution to take their studies seriously and live up to the ideals of the university to enable them excel.
The vice chancellor gave the charge on Tuesday at the institution matriculation ceremony held at the convocation ground of the university.
Prof. Gani while congratulating the newly admitted students, admonished them to conduct themselves according to the rules and regulations guiding the university, stressing on the need for them to follow the proper channel of communication while forwarding issues and complaints.
He said since its inception in 2011, the institution was poised to produce graduates that can compete favourably with their counterparts the world over, adding that the management of the university is working tirelessly with focus and determination to excel in all areas of teaching, research and community service.
He disclosed that 12 new academic programmes were presented to the National University Commission (NUC) in May last year with 10 courses fully accredited while the remaining two secured interim accreditation.
Prof. Gani who commended the Federal Government for its 2018 budgetary provision to Nigerian universities, said its a sign of days ahead.
“The recent constitution of a panel to review the Federal Government 2009 agreements with the university based unions is a welcome development. We are confident that the outcome of this review will not only boost the morale of university staff but will further strengthen capacity and capabilities towards nation building,” he said.
He also disclosed that the institution benefited from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) through the execution of physical projects, provision of office furniture and equipment, facilities and staff development among others.
He further restated the commitment of the university management to giving automatic employment to students who earn first class degrees, charging the fresh students to avail themselves of the opportunity provided during the orientation programme to enrich their stay on campus.
In line with the culture of the university, 29 students drawn across the four faculties in the institution namely, Agriculture, Education, Humanities, Management and Social Sciences and Science, who scored a CGPA of 4.5 and above were issued with letters of commendation at the event.
A total of 1, 539, comprising of 1127 males and 412 females, were admitted for the 2017/18 academic session.
A breakdown of the number of students matriculating showed that the faculty of Agriculture has 64; Education, 540; Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, 730; and Science 205.