Written by Godfrey AKON

Veritas varsity matriculates 452 students, VC warns on cultism

Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, Abuja, Prof. Michael Kwanahie, has restated the institution’s zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices commonly associated with students in tertiary institutions.

Kwanashie, who issued the warning while delivering an address at the 8th matriculation of the university held at its main campus in Bwari, Abuja, said culprits could face outright expulsion without an opportunity to make amends.

According to the VC, the warning became necessary as the university was also admitting students who have left other universities to pursue academic studies in the institution, stating that exam malpractice would not also be tolerated.

He dispelled claims that the social life of the school was boring and urged students to be of good conduct and create their own social life within the Campus instead of wanting to spend nights out in the City.

Speaking further on the employability of graduates from the institution, Kwanashie disclosed that in line with the mandatory entrepreneurship policy of the federal government for all universities, Veritas University ensures that no student graduates without proper training on entrepreneurship.

He said the university had gone into an agreement with CISCO to have CISCO-trained and certified graduates, adding that the institution was also trying to work-out an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to ensure that apart from their degrees, the students also have skills in other competencies.

The VC disclosed that the school also has a placement office where it can scout for jobs for students from employers and highlight areas of the students’ competencies.

Veritas University is currently experiencing tremendous growth in population as 452 students were matriculated for the 2016/2017 academic session, representing about two times the population matriculated in 2015.

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