The Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB) in Borno Stateyesterday administered matriculation oath on 1, 016 pioneer students of the institution admitted for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor David Iliya Malgwi, said thousands of applications were received, but few were admitted based on the requirements prescribed by the NUC and the JAMB.
He said 369 students were admitted into the Faculties of Arts, Management and Social Sciences; 202 into Computing, 180 into Engineering, 104 into Environmental Sciences and 161 into Natural and Applied Sciences.
He said apart from the matriculating students, another 1,000 were admitted for the university’s one-year remedial programme for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Malgwi also assured the students that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, had put all security measures in place to check any form of security threat.
“People of Biu are peaceful and adequate security measures have been put in place to guarantee your safety during your stay here. However, there is absolute need for you to be security conscious,” he said.
In a remark, General Buratai who is also the chairman of the governing council of the institution, said the university would continue to provide all necessary logistics and conducive environment to enable the students to study under a secured and peaceful atmosphere.
Represented by Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the COAS pledged to employ best graduating students as lecturers and other cadres at the end of their studies.
Buratai also said that the army was recording tremendous success in the current fight against insurgency.