No fewer than 7,000 students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) took their matriculation oath during the 2016/2017 session matriculation ceremony of the institution held recently.
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, warned the new students against cultism and other anti-social activities capable of truncating their educational pursuits.
He said that 31,759 candidates applied to the school out of which the 7,000 were picked for the 2016/2017 session, and advised the new students to take their stories seriously.
Maimako said that the matriculation was to acquaint the new students with fundamental principles, norms and culture of the institution, and advised them to abide by its rules and regulations.
He also advised them to participate in all activities of the institution, especially sports, clubs and other societies, but warned that such activities should not be at the detriment of their studies.
The VC emphasised the importance of the social media to their studies, but urged the students to use it responsibly.
He warned students against publishing anything concerning the university without the written permission of the Vice Chancellor through the Registrar, and assured them of adequate security while on campus.