By Peter Duru
MAKURDI—Benue State University, Makurdi, Wednesday, matriculated 6,400 students out of the 13,141 Unified Tertiary and Matriculations Examination, UTME, and 1,482 Direct Entry, DE, candidates that applied for admission in the institution.
The ceremony came on the heels of the recent indefinite strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Addressing the new intakes at the 25th matriculation, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Moses Kembe, urged them to abide by the spirit of the matriculation oath they took by not indulging in social vices in the institution.
Professor Kembe said: “The result of these vices, which include eventual expulsion of the concerned student, thus becoming social misfits, are obvious.
“Let me, therefore, warn that any of you who falls below our minimum standards will be traced and flushed out.”
“Management has, however, been vigilant and has put in place security measures to check these vices, because the university authorities have responsibility to train you and degrees are only awarded to deserving students.