From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
The Kaduna State University (KASU) on Thursday matriculated 3,500 fresh students for the 2015/2016 academic session.
Speaking on Thursday while matriculating over 1,500 students of the faculties of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, at the Kafanchan Campus of the Institution, Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University, Professor William Barnabas Qurix, said 2,000 of the new students were matriculated last Tuesday at the Kaduna Campus.
The VC said the necessity of matriculation ceremony was not only to admit but to compel students to an oath to be of good behaviour, and begin an academic journey in an environment different from the one they were used to.
He charged them to make good use of the great opportunity of the admission to build their character and knowledge so as to graduate as better citizens, ready to serve the Supreme Creator, Nigeria and Society in general.
Prof. Qurix said the institution with two campuses is blessed with good learning environment, modern e-library, well equipped laboratories, lecture theatres, classrooms, internet service and sport/recreation centres, stressing that all courses were accredited.
The VC said since the establishment of the institution in May 2004, it has recorded remarkable achievements, which attracted the establishment of Centre of Network For African Student Entrepreneurs (NASE), which students are advised to key into.
He charged students of the university to maintain decorum in their conduct and dressing, stressing that they should shun cultism, examination malpractice and be honest, truthful and tolerant so that they graduate on time and contribute their quota in national development.
Prof Qurix disclosed that the university was undertaking research on ginger farming, for the prosperity of farmers and government in the country.