Plateau State University, Bokkos, held its matriculation ceremony on Wednesday, admitting 4,000 fresh students for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic sessions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Bernard Matur, addressed the students, congratulating them on their admission and urging them to avoid social vices during their time at the university.
He highlighted the institution’s vision to transform students both academically and morally.
”It is a privilege that you are admitted out of the thousands that applied to be students in this university. I congratulate you all.
”I urge all of you to take advantage of the best opportunity to access premium quality and affordable education in this great institution.You should embrace hard work and exhibit quality attitudes at all times,” he said.
Prof. Matur assured parents and guardians of the safety of their wards, noting that stringent security measures had been put in place. He expressed gratitude to Gov. Caleb Mutfwang for his support in developing the university and education in general.
The Speaker of the Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Gabriel Dawan, also congratulated the newly matriculated students.
He equally commended the governor of the state for putting efforts toward the provision of quality education in the state.
Dewan, an alumnus of the institution, promised to support the governor in his bid toward placing the state on a path to steady growth and development.
Furthermore, Dr. (Mrs.) Kachollom Pyam Gang, Commissioner of Education, Plateau State, shared invaluable insights with the matriculating students.
She urged them to perceive their academic journey as a race, highlighting personal responsibility and hard work.
Dr. Gang emphasized the governor’s commitment to education and the state’s determination to regain its former reputation for providing quality education