Gusau Varsity matriculates 1,455 students for 2019/2020 academic session

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VC FUG Gusau, Professor Muazu Abubakar delivering his speech during the matriculation ceremony

From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The Federal University Gusau has matriculated 1455 students for the 2019/2020 academic session.

In his speech at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Muazu Abubakar Gusau said, “out of 3226 applicants who applied for admission, only 1,700 candidates were admitted, while 1455 students were matriculated”.

Professor Gusau said, the faculty of science has the highest number of 709 students who were matriculated followed by Faculty of Management and Social Science with the number of 384 students.

Faculty of education has 236, while the faculty of humanities has the lowest number of 126 students.

Some of the matriculated students at the ceremony

Gusau explained that, “Going by the number of the matriculated students it could be observed that, priority has been given to science and science related programs with about 70%.”

“This is in compliance with the Federal government’s directive on science to humanity ratio of 60:40 and our response to the desire of the country for rapid development through advances in science and technology”.

Some members of the Senate at the occasion

He called on the students to note that, degrees were conferred on only graduands who were found worthy in both character and learning.

“Therefore, between the matriculation and convocation ceremonies, there are many foot race you will overcome before you earn the right to wear the academic gown”. Said the VC.
He reminded the students to note that, one of the cardinal principles of education was nation building and development.

“For you to be active contributors to the achievements of this National objectives, you are enjoined to shun extremism, bigotry, violence, Political intolerance and religious prejudice”.

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