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Vice Chancellor charges Plateau varsity graduates to be good ambassadors


Plateau State University (PLASU)

Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, Prof. Yohanna Izam, has charged graduates of the institution to step into the world with confidence and make the institution proud by excelling in their fields of endeavour.

Speaking at an interactive session with graduating students of PLASU, Izam noted that some graduates were already making the university proud. They include Miss Dorcas Bello, Hosea Isaac and Japheth Waziri.

While Miss Bello made the best documentary of the African International Film Festival, Isaac came fifth at Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) World Competition, and Waziri won the Best Actor prize at the Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF) hosted by the state.

The university, he said, is currently graduating over 600 students, in fulfilment of the dreams of the founding fathers, of which he is part.

Explaining that the idea behind the establishment of the institution was to give qualified Plateau sons and daughters opportunity to acquire knowledge and provide the required manpower to the state and the nation.

According to him, in the past, parents were reluctant to send their children to study in the university, but the trend has changed, as over 6,000 candidates applied for admission into the university in the recent admission exercise.

Unfortunately, only 1,500 will be considered, as that is what the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved.

The VC explained that the examination malpractice policy of the university was conceived to model the students to be responsible before, during and after graduation, and urged the students to study hard and pass their examinations without indulging in malpractice.

As a way of rewarding hardwork, the university has resolved to retain those who graduated with first class degrees as graduate assistants, while those with other good grades might be considered for employment in different capacities whenever there is vacancy.

Earlier, in a paper entitled ‘Plateau State University 2018 Students: Leaving a Legacy’, the Director of Advancement and Linkage, Dr. Andrew Dewan, challenged the graduates to learn to give back to the society by impacting on the younger ones through scholarships and other programmes that would better the lives of the less-privileged.

In his goodwill message, the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Jurji Gomos, advised the graduates to be good ambassadors of the university by representing the institution well in their various endeavours, as through their competence and attitude, scholars would be attracted to the university.

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