Benue State University, BSU matriculates 5,210 students for the 2014/2015 academic session. The 5,210 students were selected out of 7,457 candidates that participated in the university post UTME screening.
The Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, on Friday, matriculated 5,210 students at its 23rd matriculation ceremony, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University, Prof. Charity Angya, disclosed this in her address at the ceremony in Makurdi.
Angya said the fresh men were selected out of 7,457 candidates who sat for the last Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the 3,343 Direct Entry candidates that applied.
She said that matriculation ceremonies marked the formal admission of candidates into the university.
The professor advised the students to pay attention to their studies and shun vices.
Angya stressed that the university management had put in place security measures to check improper dressing, cultism, drug abuse and examination misconduct.
She said that the institution had a responsibility to train the students in both character and learning.
She urged the students to be wary of those they interact with, so that they would not be negatively influenced by people of questionable character.
The vice chancellor promised a conducive learning environment for the students and appealed to parents and public-spirited individuals to assist the university.
He said the institution was in need of more classrooms, lecture theatres, offices and hostel accommodation. (NAN)