The Senate of Plateau State University Bokkos met on Monday, January, 8 2024, upholding the resumption and the continuation of 2022/2023 academic activities.
In this regard, normal academic work in the university commenced on Monday, 8th January 2024.
Announcing this during Senate meeting, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Matur Malau Bernard urged both staff and students of the University to resume immediately in order not to miss any lectures which may affect their academic performance.
Professor Matur reiterated his commitment to enhanced academic culture and enduring legacy through the of training undergraduates and post graduate students that would take over from the present crop of lecturers and urged members of the Staff Unions not to diminish this vision.
While assuring members of the University community that far reaching measures have been taken to address the security situation in and around the University, management has deployed a detachment of the Special Task Force of Operation Safe Haven Bokkos Area Command, siting of the Police Station around the university, deployment of operatives of the Civil Defence Corp, and recruitment of members of the hunters association of Nigeria and recent training on security operations for the internal security of the University, all to beef up security on the campus.
Professor Matur said that since he assumed office fully in June last year, he has approved training programmes for 67 academic staff to further their education in various universities within and outside the country. More plans are on the way for more to be considered soon.
He said the University under his leadership has also improved on the learning condition of the university by installation of solar farms, refurbishing of lecture halls, staff offices and furniture.
During the meeting, Senate approved the admission list of the first batch of postgraduate students of the University. Registration and lectures will commence this week, the 12th of January 2024.
Senate observed a minute silence in honour of a member of staff Damaris David Yakubu and three students of the University who died during the Christmas break.
John K. Agam
Public Relations Officer