18 December 2012

Nigeria: Federal Varsity in Kogi Matriculates 443 Students

Lokoja — Addressing the matriculating students, Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Abdulmumuni Hassan Rafindadi, said the institution has zero tolerance for examination malpractice as well as cultism and other social vices.

He urged the students to be dedicated to their studies. In his speech, the Minister of Education, Prof. Rukayat Ahmed Rufai, said the Federal Government released N3.5 billion for takeoff of the temporary and main campus of the university.

The minister added that the bill legalizing the nine universities recently established by the Federal Government has been signed into law, while an approval has also been given for the physical master plan of the university in Lokoja.

She said no meaningful development can be achieved without education.

Governor Idris Wada, who was represented by his deputy, Arc. Yomi Awoniyi, urged the university to tap into what he described as the rich human resources of the state, expressing hope that the institution would be used as a research centre for transformation and development of the state.

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