Students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, have been advised to shun violence and other cats capable of disrupting peace on the campus and tarnishing the image of the institution.
The advice was given by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Mustangs last Friday during the matrices ceremony for the 6,000 students admitted for the 2012/2013 academic session. The event held at the main in Samaru, Zaria.
Mustapha, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Na’iya Sada, said the advice became necessary in view of the current security challenges in the country.
He said peace was critical to success and as such the university community required peace to run stable academic calendar.
The vice-chancellor urged the new students to make judicious use of the unique opportunity to learn and become useful to themselves, their families and the society.
“Let me use this medium to congratulate you for securing admission into this prestigious university because many wished to be here but were not opportune.
“I urge you to desist from all forms of social vices that will tamper with your educational career, these vices are in no doubt inimical to your future success,”