From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
Newgate University, Minna has matriculated 460 students into 14 bachelor degree programmes and first batch of doctor of physiotherapy students.
The matriculation took place last Wednesday at the Newgate University, Minna.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sadiq Yusu, noted that the 460 students are to fit into 14 Bachelor Degree programmes in the faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, Computer and Information Technology, Management and Social Sciences.
“Scholarship is awarded to 15 students from public schools in Minna city, who have excelled in their O’Level examination but were not able to proceed with their education because of their socio -economic status”.
According to the VC, “We shall matriculate students to Bachelor of laws and in our 4th matriculation ceremony we will matriculate students to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,” he said.
He then charged the students to be architects of their destiny, saying education to be received will equip them with the tools to navigate the ever changing landscape of the professional world, while acknowledging parents and guardians who have entrusted their wards’ education in them.
In his goodwill message the Registrar, National Examination Council NECO, Professor Dantani Wushishi, who was represented by Director of Finance, Jacob Ekala applauded the Pro-chancellor, Newgate University for his vision and mission in investing in the education sector, stressing that the sector is the bedrock of every developed society or country and called on the students to be serious with their studies.
In their separate remarks, the Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Barrister Abdulmalik Mohammmed Sarkin Daji, who was represented by the member representing Rajiu constituency, Hon Bako Bello and a stakeholder, Abubakar Magaji commended the founder of the university while calling on the government to support the students to go for medical studies, as they advised the students to be mindful of their studies.