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UNI-ABUJA students warned against engaging in anti-social behaviour

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Cyril Mbah, Abuja

Newly admitted students of the University of Abuja (UNI-ABUJA) have been advised to shun all forms of anti-social behaviour and respect the laws, statutes and regulations of the institution or risk being expelled for misconduct.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, who gave the advice, on Wednesday, during the matriculation ceremony for the 2020/2021 academic session, warned that the university would not tolerate any form of misconduct from staff and students.

Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah remarked that the university community cannot thrive or deliver quality education without complete peace, the cooperation of stakeholders and understanding from students and staff.

He explained that mentoring activities had been introduced as part of the school curriculum to help students develop skills and business ideas that would be useful to them after graduation.

Na-Allah disclosed that out of thousands of applications received; only 4,311 eligible students were granted admission for the academic session, assuring that the university would encourage them to attain the highest level of excellence in their academic pursuit.

The Vice Chancellor reminded the students that the oath of allegiance administered on them was binding, adding that the university would not hesitate to invoke the articles of the oath in cases of perceived deliberate wrong doing on the part of the students.

“Your parents did not send you to this university to still depend on them when you come back. Every one of you must acquire entrepreneurial skills to enable you become independent when you graduate from this university.

“This is one of the reasons why this university frowns against bad ethics among students. We are not tolerant of any act of indiscipline; we are not tolerant of laziness; we are not tolerant of cultism; we are not tolerant of destructive behaviour because this institution is a model university and we encourage our students to grow to the highest levels,” he stressed.

Highlights of the ceremony included the administering of oaths by the university registrar on the students, while the matriculating students were admitted into ten faculties, including the faculty of agriculture, law, social sciences and engineering, among others.

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