Not less than 3,500 students has been matriculated by Niger State College of Education (COE), Minna, for its 2015/2016 academic session, with a call on the students to be dedicated to their studies.
Addressing the new students during the matriculation ceremony yesterday, the Provost of the College, Prof. Faruq Haruna Rasheed urged the students to work hard so as to succeed in the college.
The Provost who was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Provost Academics, Dr. Muhammed M. Shaku also called on the students to be honest in all their dealings in the college and to be obedient to the rules and regulations of the college.
He disclosed that the college has zero tolerance to examination malpractice and other related unethical behaviours, saying that anyone caught will be dealt with accordingly.
The Provost reiterated the college management commitment towards making the college the best in the country, adding that they will continue to do their best to provide enabling environment for teaching and learning to strive in the college.
He urged the students of the college to be their brothers’ keepers and appealed to the older students to extend their helping hands to the new students to be able to succeed in the college.
The Provost appreciated the office of the Dean Students Affairs for piloting the affairs of the students in the right direction.
Speaking earlier, the Dean Students Affairs of the College, Alh. Nalado Liman Abubakar said the matriculation ceremony was very significant to every fresh student because it marks the first stage of recognition of students as bonafide member of the college community.
He asked the new students to count themselves lucky to be among those admitted into the college, urging them to dedicate themselves to their studies so as to celebrate their graduation at the end of their programmes.
The Deputy Dean Students Affairs of the college, Hajiya Aishatu Mamasagi Usman in her vote of thanks appreciated the college management for providing conducive environment for students to succeed in their academic pursuit, and also thank all those who contributed in making the event a success.
The chairman of the committee of Deans of the college, Alh. Isah Budo presented the 3,500 fresh students to the Registrar of the college, Alh. Abdullahi Dalhatu Umar, represented by the academic secretary of the college, Alh. Aliyu Shehu Kpataki who administered the oath of allegiance to the new students.
There was also a short drama presentation by the college drama group on dos and dont’s of the college to spice up the event.
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