Yola varsity matriculates 2,341 students, plans medical programme

The Modibbo Adama University, Yola, has matriculated 3,141 students for the 2020/2021 academic year.

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The institutions Vice-Chancellor, Prof Liman Tukur, during the matriculation, stated that admission into school  of medical sciences would commence next academic session, adding that following approval received for the introduction of Medicine and Surgery and by act of parliament, converting the erstwhile technology oriented  university into a conventional university.

He further noted that the 3,141 matriculated students comprised 2,341 freshers, 913 direct entry candidates,  154 sandwich and 150 distance learning, students.

He explained that the institution had difficulties in optimally utilising, the 4,755 available  spaces for various degree programmes including the reinstated degree programmes in the fields of Accounting, Business Administration, Banking and Finance Economics as well as Library and Information Sciences which were earlier scrapped by the National University Commission because it was not fit for technologically inclined institution.

He said, “Many who applied to the institution for admission, cannot be admitted due to issues relating to their inability to meet the cutoff point, set by the institution, inappropriate subjects combination.

“The University has a total capacity of admitting 4,755 undergraduate applicants for 2021 academic year.”

 “Admission into School  of Medical Sciences will commence next academic session, following approval received for the introduction of Medicine and Surgery.”

Deans of various schools administered the oath of allegiance on the new students in their respective departments.

SOURCE: PUNCH.

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Updated: September 28, 2021 — 2:27 pm

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