Acting Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau, Dr Hassan Abubakar, has warned newly admitted students against cultism and other social vices that have potential of destroying their lives and others.
Abubakar gave the warning on Saturday at the matriculation ceremony of students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Abubakar urged them to also shun drug abuse, violence, religious fanaticism and intolerance among others.
“As teachers and leaders to be, you have strategic role in moulding the characters of future generations. So don’t associate yourself with elements that may put you into trouble or disrupt your studies,” he said.
He congratulated the 905 that were matriculated into various programmes of the college and urged them to face their studies with determination.
According to him, gaining admission into the higher institution of learning in Nigeria is a great achievement because of the high competition involved.
He noted that even with the increase in the number of tertiary institutions in the country, less than 25 per cent of the applicants get admission.
“You must count yourselves lucky and strive to justify this golden opportunity by working hard to achieve excellent results in all the courses you are undertaking,’’ Abubakar urged.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cross-section of the students interviewed expressed their happiness and promised to pay attention to their studies and remain good ambassador of the college. (NAN)