26 January 2013

Nigeria: Abu Advises Students Against Threat to Peace

The authorities of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, on Friday advised students of the institution against acts capable of disrupting peace on the campus.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, gave the advice at the 2012/2013 matriculation ceremony of 6,000 students of the institution held at the main campus in Samaru, Zaria.

Mustapha, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Na'iya Sada, said the advice became necessary in view of the current security challenges in the country.

He said peace was critical to success and as such the university community required peace to run stable academic calendar.

The vice-chancellor urged the new students to make judicious use of the unique opportunity to learn and become useful to themselves, their families and the society.

"Let me use this medium to congratulate you for securing admission into this prestigious university because many wished to be here but were not opportune.

"I urge you to desist from all forms of social vices that will tamper with your educational career, these vices are in no doubt inimical to your future success," Mustapha said.

He identified some of the vices as examination malpractice, cult activities, alcoholism, drug abuse, indecent dressing, among others.

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