ATBU inducts over 3000 newly admitted students, reiterates zero tolerance to cultism, other vices

By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi

The management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has warned the newly admitted 3,063 students of the institution against involvement in all forms of anti-socoal vices .

The warning was given by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez while addressing the students during the matriculation ceremony for the 2021/2022 academic session.

According to him, ATBU has zero tolerance for all kinds of vices and anti-social conducts such as cultism, examination malpractice, sexual harassment, drug abuse, indecent dressing, vandalism and truancy.

“Here, we totally abhor these behaviors and they attract stiff punishments. Our duty is not only to give you access to knowledge but also to mold your character to conform to excellent societal values and norms in order to be responsible citizens of the country”, the VC said.

Professor Abdulazeez who said learning and research cannot take place under an atmosphere of chaos, violence, rancor, enmity, malice among others, warned that the University will not hesitate to expel any student found violating the rules and regulations governing its conduct.

He added that for any society one wishes to live and thrive, he or she must behave in conformity to its traditions.

“We want to believe that your acceptance of the conditionalities of our offer of admission is an indication of your readiness to abide by our laws and statutes”, he said.

Professor Abdulazeez informed the students that the good conduct of their predecessors and exploits in the world of work has positioned the university in a very good light which the management is jealous defending it for the upcoming generations of students.

While congratulating the students for gaining admission into the university, the VC advised them to familiarize themselves with the dos and don’ts of the University in order to avoid unceremonious graduation.

Professor Abdulazeez who also advised the new intake to pay due attention to the entire orientation Programme of the institution, said that the university is, through TETFUND and some donor agencies doing everything possible to ensure an acceptable standard in infrastructure and other educational facilities.

He assured that the management will continue to provide the necessary conducive environment for meaningful academic work to take place as much as the lean finances acruable to University will permit.

Professor Abdulazeez called for support from the students to enable the management of the University realize her lofty goal of transforming them into job creators and not job seekers.

“I plead with you to use the facilities in place to enable you succeed. As crital stakeholders and custodians of these facilities, you should use them wisely and guard them jealously for your benefit and those coming after you’, he said.

The Vice Chancellor said 60 students were admitted in the college of medical sciences, 114 for faculty of agriculture, 715 in faculty of engineering, 536 students in faculty of environmental sciences, 225 in faculty of management science while faculties of science and that of technology education got 990 and 375 slots respectively.

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