Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutwang says his administration will ensure that Plateau State University, Bokkos, receives proper attention needed towards manpower development for the State.
The Governor stated this during the combined Matriculation of over four thousand Students recently admitted to study in various programmes of the state University, Bokkos.
Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutwang who is also the visitor to the university, explained that the institution was established for the purpose of providing quality education to all lovers of knowledge regardless of where they come from.
Represented by the Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Gabriel K. Dewan, the Governor noted that being the only State owned University, it will enjoy both Executive and Legislative backing for it to be ranked best among its peers.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Matur Malau Bernard expressed appreciation to the Visitor and Governor of Plateau State for his swift action in tackling the security challenges bedevilling the area, as well as prompt payment of salaries, allowances and other interventions for the accreditation of programmes.
He said that the management of the institution has enjoyed cordial relationship with Governor Caleb Mutwang's administration and solicits for more towards revamping the institution to the envy of all.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the students are coming at a time when his administration is working towards harnessing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance teaching, learning and research, and admonished them to be flexible in accepting changes.
Plateau State Commissioner for Higher Education, Kachollom Gang while congratulating the newly matriculated students, urged them to utilize the opportunity of being admitted to make their Parents and the society proud. She urged them to tighten their belts and commit themselves to academic excellence which is the hallmark to their future progress.
High points of the ceremony was the oath taking, which was officiated by the Registrar of the university, Yakubu Ayuba which admonishes the students to eschew themselves from negative vices especially cultism as this would earn them summary dismissal from the University.
Out of the nine thousand (9,000) candidates that applied for admission to the nine Faculties of the University, only four thousand were admitted to study in various programmes offered by the university.
John K Agam
Public Relations Officer.