No fewer than 4,641 students matriculated over the weekend at the University of Abuja for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
A statement today, March 15, by the spokesman of the institution, Habib Yakoob quoted the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah as advising the students to be law-abiding and disciplined in line with their matriculating oath.
“Your admission into this prestigious University out of several thousands of candidates who selected the institution as their most preferred option is both a privilege and a game changing opportunity in your life that you should not toy with.”
The Vice Chancellor also advised the students to repose the confidence that their parents and guardians have on them, even as he assured them that the University administration is determined to provide an enabling environment for them to excel in their academic endeavours.
Professor Na’Allah said that the University of Abuja would continue to admit qualified students, recruit competent staff and ensure that they not only add value to the system but make the University proud.
He reiterated that the University administration had zero tolerance for misconduct by both students and staff, vowing to deal with anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor recalled that the University recently took disciplinary actions and measures on some staff, “who were found to have committed some obnoxious acts, such as sexual harassment, tampering with students examination results and falsification of academic records, among others.”
He said that at the moment, lecturers are being encouraged to deliver lectures, invigilate examinations and mark examination scripts, process and submit results as and when due, adding that there is the increasing digitalization of all the processes in the University, including payments of fees by students, interface with the management and accessing of the results and other information from the system.
He said all these measures were taken to sanitise the overall academic activities and ensure the timely release of credible results by the University.
Professor Na’Allah said the University had, this academic session, introduced the study of foreign language such as Arabic, Japanese, French, Spanish and Portuguese, one of which must be offered by students before graduation.