The Sokoto State University, Sokoto, on Saturday, matriculated 783 pioneer students it had admitted for the 2013/ 2014 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nuhu Yaqub, said at the matriculation that 783 were admitted out of the 800 approved for the university by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He commended Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State “for his dogged commitment which led to the establishment of the university and the provision of the needed infrastructure.’’
Yaqub said that the management of the institution would continue to live above board and be transparent.
The vice chancellor, however, said that the institution would not condone any act of indiscipline from students or staff.
Gov. Wamakko, who is a Visitor to the university, said that the institution was established to provide the needed educational opportunities to the teeming candidates from the state and other parts of the country.
He promised to sustain the level of funding required for the provision of structure, facilities and other needs of the university.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University, Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, commended Wamakko “for taking the bull by the horns by establishing this institution.’’
Shinkafi then challenged the university authority to strive to meet the needs of its immediate environment.
“Other wealthy individuals in the state and other parts of Nigeria should complement the efforts of the state government by donating to the university,’’ he added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III and the Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State, Alhaji Ilyasu Bashar, among other dignitaries. (NAN)