The VC of Plateau State University advises new students to conduct themselves properly to justify the reasons the institution offers the admission.
The VC warned the students while speaking at the matriculation of 1,500 students of the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session in Bokkos.
Izam added that out of 6,000 candidates who applied for admission into the university only 1, 500 of them were admitted into the institution.
“You should count yourselves lucky to be matriculated today because out of over 6, 000 candidates that applied for admission into PLASU, you are the only successful ones.
“You must choose to conduct yourselves responsibly to justify the confidence the university reposes in you by the admission offered to you, by endeavouring to study hard to distinguish yourselves.
“This is achievable when you shun all social vices, such as exam malpractice, cultism, hard drugs, drunkenness, rape, and other misconducts that might earn you expulsion.
“The university frowns at and shall penalise any student who indulges in cult activities, examination malpractice, hard drugs or any form of anti-social vices or deviant behaviours, ’’ he said.
The Vice Chancellor who also reminded the students of the University Motto: “knowledge, Diligence and Integrity,’’ said the institution had a culture of sticking to its principles and norms in conformity with global best practices that are aimed at meeting international standard.