The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL) has matriculated 3,500 students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammed Nasiru Maiturare stated this yesterday after administering oath of admission on the students, urging them to shun acts capable of disrupting their studies.
He said that 3,289 students got admission through UTME out of which 3,244 were registered while 379 others got admission through direct entry adding that 704 students were also registered as for the various Part Time programmes.
The Vice Chancellor called on the students to take their studies very seriously and charged them to shun cultism, examination malpractices and other social vices.
“You should count yourselves lucky to be matriculating today as students of the university because many others were not lucky to get admission this academic session. However, you should know that many other students who were involved different vices have been expelled from the university. Thus you should avoid anything that will affect your academic studies,” he said.
He commended the state government for its support thus far especially in the constant release of monthly overheads.
Maiturare, who said the institution is having some challenges bothering on inadequate hostel accommodation and shortage of power supply as the institution runs on generating sets, however revealed that the state government promised to provide two hostels each for both females and males students, adding that the gesture would go a long way in mitigating the shortages currently faced.
He said the school would soon complete its 1,000 capacity ICT centre.
The vice chancellor said efforts are ongoing to woo more private investors to partner with the university in addressing the acute accommodation challenge it is currently facing adding that government alone cannot solve the lingering problem.