By Winifred Bulus
Vice chancellor of Kaduna State University, Northern Nigeria, Professor Muhammed Tanko, called on students of the University to be good ambassadors of the institution.
Making the call at the university’s 2016/2017 matriculation, he said, “As students of Kaduna state university, you have to be good ambassadors of the institution and protect the image of the school. Take your studies seriously and above all put God first.”
Some of the matriculating students of the University told AFRICA PRIME NEWS that they were facing serious challenges in the School.
One of them who seek for anonymity said, “I am very excited and glad to be a part of the Matriculation today. I also wish that the University would provide us with lecture theatres. During lectures, most of us have no place to sit and have to receive lectures standing or from outside.”
Another student observed, “I am so happy to be a student of Kaduna state university. I want the school to provide affordable accommodation for us. The hostels we have are owned by private organisations and therefore very expensive.
“Most of us cannot afford the hostels. If the government builds more hostels, it will benefit most of the students.”
Other students who made their challenges known explained, “The hall used for the matriculation was too small to accommodate everyone. Some people had to stay outside and others to sit on the ground.
“The school usually uses the convocation ground for matriculations but today, the multi-purpose hall was used. That ruined my celebration and disappointed me. The school can also do better in the area of sports. The sports here, is not organized. Aside this the school has academic excellence.
“The school is doing well but can do better. I know the hostels don’t belong to the government or the school. We have a major issue of light and water. The light is unstable and water is another major challenge we are facing. Most times, there is no light to study.”