By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ATBU Bauchi has warned its students in other affiliate institutions across the country against acts capable of undermining the integrity of the University.
This is to ensure that students who graduate from the institution are of high moral character, responsible and intellectually sound.
The Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Muhammadu Ahmad Abdulazeez sounded the warning during the fifth Matriculation of students admitted into degree programs in affiliation with Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP for 2021 academic session held in Bauchi.
Professor Muhammadu Abdulazeez who was represented by the Chairman Central Screening Committee of the University Professor Mansur Malumfashi said as a matter of policy, the institution has zero tolerance to all anti-social behaviours such as cultism, sexual harassment, indecent dressing and examination malpractice among others.
He noted that students are important stakeholders and custodians of facilities provided for academic activities, hence the need to guard them against destruction.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that 416 students were admitted into seven courses under the five year degree affiliate program.
Earlier, the Rector of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP Dr Adamu Saidu said the present administration has invested huge resources in the provision of facilities and infrastructure towards making teaching and learning conducive for staff and students.
Dr Adamu Saidu who warned the students against all kinds of vices, expressed gratitude to ATBU for the opportunity and support to run degree programs at the institution.
Also Speaking, the Director Degree programmes of the Polytechnic Dr Ahmad Sulaiman Yaro said the programme which commenced from 2016/2017 session has graduated the first set of intake with 200 students.