The Vice Chancellor Prof. Nuhu Yaqub during his speech said that “this shows that this university is gaining ground in becoming an institution where both parents and students want to come to pursue their educational career."
“As a matter of fact, our second choice candidates were more than 12,000. This is an indication of the tremendous confidence they have in us.”
Yaqub commended the state government “for efforts to provide adequate funds and facilities to the university.”
He warned students against flouting the rules and regulations of the university and urged them to be honesty, hard working and be dedicated to their studies.
He also cautioned the students against acts capable of breaching the peaceful nature the university was known for.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, the Visitor to the university, admonished the students to prepare mentally and physically for their academic sojourn in the institution.
He said “you cannot attain victory without resolution and determination, as such, you should become more determined for success."
“Sokoto State Government would continue to make the campus safe and secure for effective teaching and learning."
“We will also remain committed to the welfare of students and staff and will meet all the requirements for the forthcoming accreditation by the NUC."
“I am also happy that the university is reflecting federal character although it is wholly owned by Sokoto State Government.”