The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria on Friday matriculated about 13,000 students for the 2018/2019 academic session out of the more than 40,000 that applied for admission.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Ibrahim Garba, made this known while advising the new students to uphold the rules and regulations of the institution.
He added: “You should consider yourselves lucky to have gained admission to the university because of the number of students that applied. You should therefore consider the admission as a special privilege.
“The matriculation oath which has just been conducted is a ceremony that formally initiates you into the body of the university community.
“By this process, you have formally accepted to adhere to the rules and regulations of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).”
He advised them to shun examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, indecent dressing and all forms of anti-social behaviour.
The VC assured them that the university has experienced and dedicated lecturers as well as supporting staff who will train them to achieve their future ambition.