Don’t Disappoint Your Parents, Usman DanFodio Varsity VC Urges Students

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The Vice-Chancellor of Usman DanFodio University, Sokoto, Prof. Lawal Suleiman  Bilbis, has urged matriculating students of the university not to indulge in cultism and examination misconduct that would truncate their academic programmes.

He enjoined them to be diligent in their studies so that their parents and families would not be disappointed at the end.

The VC gave the admonition in his address during the 44th matriculation ceremony of the university held at the convocation square of the school yesterday.

He noted that the university is a nurturing ground for future leaders who will create impact in the world.

The VC said: “Say no to examination misconduct, no to cultism, because cultism is evil. Remember that indiscipline can hinder one’s overall growth and success.

“Obey rules and regulations of the university, uphold and promote the noble ideals, principles, and those values for which this prestigious university is known for.

“This great institution has long stood as a symbol of academic excellence and a nurturing ground for future leaders. The degrees of the Usman DanFodio University are only awarded to deserving students who are found to be worthy in character and learning.

“Do not disappoint yourselves, your parents, your families, your state, your country, and of course humanity. Let the nurturing hands of the university pass through you so that at the end you will be a liberated human being.”

He urged them to refrain from spreading fake, threatening , unverified news particularly on social media, as he thanked President Ahmed Bola Tinubu for his infrastructural development of the university.

A total of 3,500 students from 13 faculties were matriculated for 2023/2024 academic session.

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