By Vivian Eze/Anita Uzoagba
Bingham University, Karu, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday matriculated 1,504 students admitted into its 2023/2024 academic session.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Wednesday event was the 19th matriculation ceremony of the ECWA Church-owned university.
Prof. William Qurix, the Vice Chancellor, congratulated the freshers for securing slots in the stiff competition for space at the university.
He advised the students to embrace the difficulties that lie ahead.
“It is through overcoming such challenges that we truly discover our strengths.
“The university is known for its entrepreneurship curriculum and, on the basis of this, has built a centre of innovation for entrepreneurship and leadership studies.
“Students will be required to take advantage and learn one of many skills available.
“No student of Bingham University will graduate without having an entrepreneurship skill,” he said.
Qurix said that the university would not tolerate vices, adding that the university had banned the use of smart phones.
“Android phones are weapons of mass destruction if we don’t handle them very well,” he said.
He stated that Bingham university had established collaborations and partnerships with notable world class universities which were helping to position it as a leading institution.
Qurix implored everyone to give adequate support to the next Vice Chancellor as he would be leaving office in January, 2024.
Prof. Rhoda Mundi, guest speaker at the occasion, said that there are different types of talents which require nurturing.
Speaking on the theme: “Discovering and making the most of your talent”, she said that knowing one’s talent was very important.
“It is a road map to success and fulfillment. It is about understanding what makes you thrive and leveraging on those gifts to excel in your academic pursuit.
“Accept failure as a learning process and create other opportunities for skill development and acquisition of new skills such as mentorship programme or attending courses or workshops.
“Embrace your uniqueness, discover what sets you on fire and let that passion propel you forward,” Mundi said.
Some students, in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed joy at being admitted into Bingham University.
Precious Ikwuwalu of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science said she chose the university because of its promotion of morals
Joseph Emmanuel, a computer science student, said he was feeling excited because he had waited for the opportunity for a long time.
“I chose the school because it is well known and because of the level of discipline it instills on its students,” he said.
Esther Eziaka of Department of Anatomy also spoke with NAN.
“I feel happy that I am matriculating into Bingham University today.
“I chose this university because it is nice and they have good teaching equipment,” she said. (NAN) (www.nannews.com ng)
Edited by Dorcas Jonah and Ephraims Sheyin