No fewer than 4,024 fresh intakes for the 2013/2014 academic session took the matriculation oath of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK).
With 1,394, Faculty of Science had the highest number of new students, while the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, with 34 students, had the lowest. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, said the successful students were admitted out of over 9,000 applicants from both the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct entry.
He said priority was given to Science-related programmes during the admissions exercise. He said the school will also prepare potential students through its School of Matriculation Studies
“This is our response to the desire of the country for rapid advances in Science and Technology. To further guarantee this, we have been able to reposition, strengthen and sustain our School of Matriculation Studies. This is to continuously prepare science students for eventual placement into our various Science and Science-related programmes,” he added.
He called on the students to be hard working and adhere strictly to the rules and regulations of the university.
Shehu also urged them to ensure high moral standards, respect for authorities, shun extremism and contribute to nation-building, among others.
Similarly, Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr Ibrahim Magawata, said that the Institution has recorded minimal social vices, while it is free from cultism and examinations misconduct.
Source: Nation Newspaper