By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Vice-Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Professor Kabir Bala has tasked students to report any suspicious objects, movement that is not normal around their vicinity to the relevant authorities of the university.
He made the appeal during the Central Orientation and COVID-19 Sensitization programme for fresh students for 2019/2020/academic session.
Bala said the students need to be security conscious while they engage in their academic pursuit and enjoined them to observe COVID-19 protocols.
He advised them to maintain good hygiene and healthy life saving habits and to be aware of the preponderance of sexually transmitted diseases and the dreaded incurable Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS),
According to him, ABU students are expected to conduct themselves well, apply themselves seriously to the purpose of their stay in the university and approach examination with the seriousness it requires.
Similarly, Prof. Muhammad Fatihu, Dean Students Affairs of the university said the 2019/2020 was delayed for almost a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also urged the students to shun immoral behaviours, avoid cultism and drug abuse which negate the attainment of excellence and good citizenship.
In her remarks, Mrs. Sadiya Makarfi, Director, Counselling and Human Development Centre of the university said the centre helps students to acquire skills that would enable them to make successful transition after graduation.
Makarfi said the centre also provides counselling services to students, staff and members of the university and assists employers in recruiting best university students for different jobs.
She advised the students to avoid courtship and drug abuse which prevent the attainment of academic excellence and good citizenship.