Nigerian Army University Matriculates 977 Students
Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) in Borno State has matriculated 977 students for various academic disciplines for the current academic session.
Speaking yesterday during the ceremony which is the fifth of its kind since the establishment of the university, the vice chancellor, Prof Kyari Mohammed, said the 2023 matriculation was historic in the life of the university because it was not only the year of the students matriculation, but that of graduation for the first batch of graduates in October this year.
The vice chancellor added that this year, the university admitted 977 students out of which 870 have already registered for various programmes, which he said is a substantial increase from the previous year’s 333 registered candidates.
“We responded to the high demand for our university without compromising our quality and carrying capacity. Our sports facilities are ready and we shall continue to encourage sports development for both staff and students. In addition to the track and field events in which we had excelled last year, this year we are adding our new Golf Course. We are dedicating some days for staff and students to learn to play golf in addition to other sports.
“We are indeed happy to have you, our dear matriculating students, your parents, friends and colleagues and well-wishers in this epoch making occasion of your matriculation. This is the fifth matriculation in the life of this young, flourishing and promising fountain of learning.
“This year is historic in the life of this university, because it is not only the year of your matriculation, but we shall also graduate our first batch of graduates at a convocation on our Foundation Day in October. Welcome and have a productive sojourn in this university.
“In this university, we train you to be highly educated and productive members of society. The degree you will earn at the end of your study shall be awarded for both character and learning, therefore, you must abide by the rules and regulations of the university and laws of the land. We shall provide the enabling environment for you to excel but we shall not hesitate to punish defaulters and law breakers.
“In this university there is no room for anti-social behavoiur such as cultism, examination malpractice, violence, gender-based violence and all forms of sexual harassment. Our disciplinary standards are higher than other institutions, so be very careful. There are various channels of reporting infractions at both your department and the Students Affairs division, therefore, do not hesitate to report anyone or group that harasses you. We shall protect the weak and punish offenders.