UDUS Matriculates 3,500 Students

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From Ankeli Emmanuel, Sokoto

The Usmanu Danfosdiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) on Wednesday 22 May, 2023 matriculated 3,500 students into its 17 Faculties and College of Health Sciences. 

Noting that the matriculation is the 44 of its kind since the establishment of the Ivory Tower in 1977, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lawal Bilbis, congratulated all the newly admitted students, just he assured them that the institution has all it takes to enable them learn, nurture and develop skills that will make them relevant in the 21st century. 

Prof. Bilbis who rated UDUS as first among equals, added that the matriculated students will be challenged intellectually, encouraged to think critically and inspired to innovate in the cause of their study. 

While reminding them that the way to success is not always straightforward, Prof Bilbis maintained that students in the institution have access to a wealth of resources, a dedicated faculty, and a supportive community that is committed to their success. 

Continuing, the Vice Chancellor said: “Remember, however that, your university experience should not be confined to the classroom alone. Engage in extracurricular activities, join clubs and societies, volunteer, and take time to build lasting relationships. These experiences will will enrich your life and help shape the person you will become”. 

Bilbis further advised the new students that their parents, guardians and sponsors are making investment in their education with the hope that they will ultimately graduate and be useful to themselves, their communities and the larger society. 

UDUS Student Union leader, Abdullahi Sanusi, appealed to all the matriculated students to be of best behaviour, adding that, they will be rated high not only  education but also character. 

“You must demonstrate commitment to study and fear of God as only that will make you excel in your pursuit of the respective careers of your choices. Avoid bad company and be worthy ambassadors of your parents’ communities and our institution at the long run”, the SUG leader advised.

On his part, the Dean Students Affairs, represented by

his deputy, Dr Muktar Tukur Mohammed, urged all matriculating  students to see the ceremony as just the begining of a long journey that will certainly culminate into goodness for their future.

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