The Federal University Birnin Kebbi, on Friday, matriculated 3,336 undergraduates and post graduate candidates during its 8th matriculation ceremony held in the university.
Our correspondent reports that the university which was established in 2013 and started academic activities in 2014 with 24 degree programmes and three faculties, now has 37 undergraduate programmes and 20 post graduate programmes.
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Zayyan Muhammad-Umar, said that the university was driven by overwhelming desire to encourage vibrant academic culture.
“The culture is through the facilitation of cutting edge research, seminars, workshops and conferences that not only elicit robust academic exchange and discourse, but are also geared at improving the lots of our communities.
“On this, I salute the unwavering commitment of my predecessors, who had worked tirelessly towards making this university a class of its own,” he said.
Muhammad-Umar assured the students, guardians and parents that the university would continue to build on the significant milestone it had attained.
“The management under my stewardship is determined to improve the vibrancy of our academic activities with a view to make this university a destination of choice for all.
”This year, the FUBK has attracted over 10,000 applicants, of which 3,062 undergraduate, and 274 post graduate candidates were successfully admitted and are being matriculated today.”
The VC enjoined the students to help build a university they could all be proud of by shunning all negative tendencies such as, ”cultism, drunkenness, exam malpractice, and disrespect to constituted authority for which the university has zero tolerance”.
While congratulating the students, Muhammad-Umar implored them to be security conscious and report any suspicious character to the university authority at any time.