Federal University Lafia Matriculates 1,500 Students
The Federal University Lafia has matriculated 1,500 students into the various programmes for the 2016/2017 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Muhammad Sanusi-Liman, gave the details during the 6th matriculation ceremony of the institution in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.
Stressing that the exercise was the largest since inception of the institution in 2011 given the number of intake, he explained that the university was at the verge of accelerated academic expansion in line with its mandate of widening access and improving quality of higher education in Nigeria.
The Vice Chancellor said on Monday that in a bid to consolidate on the achievements recorded so far, the university management has commenced post-graduate studies and consultancy services to generate revenue for the institution, as well as centre for foundation studies to run remedial science studies.
He disclosed further that plans were underway to establish new faculties in the field of education, management and environmental sciences, medical sciences and engineering.
The academic noted that the institution was known for excellence, discipline and zero tolerance for all vices prevalent in other institutions and advised the students to abide by the rules.
Professor Sanusi-Liman advised the students to shun examination malpractice, drug abuse, cultism and indecent dressing amongst other anti-social acts.
“I urge you all the matriculated students to always work hard, dedicate time to your books, despise habit of spending endless time on the social media in order to make your stay at the university worthwhile,” he appealed.
Professor Sanusi-Liman assured the students that the school management was working assiduously to address the challenges of inadequate lecture rooms, laboratories, electricity supply, water and inter-campus transportation.
A cross-section of the matriculated students expressed gratitude to God for their admission.
One of the students, Owolabi Olufemi, from the Department of Economics described the matriculation as a dream come true, adding that he aspired to graduate with a first class degree.
Another fresher, Mercy Omeje, said her admission was divine from God as so many applied and could not get it.
She expressed confidence that the school has all it takes to impact the requisite knowledge in them to achieve their dreams in life.