September 23, 2022
‘6 years to graduate or be expelled’ ‘6 years to graduate or be expelled’

‘6 years to graduate or be expelled’

Story from Sani Dalhat, Zaria

Undergraduates of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria have been warned that they must graduate within a maximum of six years or forced to leave the university for others to come.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kabir Bala gave the warning while declaring open the Combined Matriculation ceremony of 2020/21 and 2021/22 undergraduate students of Faculty of Education, affiliate to FCE Zaria.

He said students admitted into 100 Level are expected to graduate within four years. Prof. Bala, who was represented by Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. H. I. Bayero said due to the leverage involved in semester system, students could be allowed to remain in the university for additional four semesters in which they must graduate or be forced out to give space to others.

The university Don explained that the ceremony was combined as result of failure of the university to admit students for the 2020/21 session due to Covid-19.

He cautioned the newly admitted students to abide by the university rules and regulations. Earlier, the Provost, FCE Zaria, Dr. Suleiman Balarabe noted that the college has just been accredited by the NUC and given the nod to run four additional undergraduate programmes in affiliation to ABU Zaria, above the only six courses earlier runs by the college.

Dr. Balarabe assured the 1,462 matriculated students of the college’s commitment to providing conducive environment for effective learning and warned them against breech of law and order.

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