The Nigeria Army University Biu, NAUB, has matriculated 1, 733 new intake for the 2019/2020 academic session.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the matriculating students were admitted into the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Computer, Engineering, Environmental, Natural and Applied Sciences.
Professor Fatima Tahir, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, made the disclosure at the matriculation exercise on Thursday in Biu, Borno.
Mrs Tahir disclosed that there was substantial increase of 1, 733 admitted students in the 2019/2020 session as against 1, 016 enrolled in the previous academic year.
She explained that 235 of the new intake were service personnel and admonished the students to pay attention to their studies.
The professor warned the students against examination malpractice and unionism, noting that defaulters would be sanction.
She also assured parents and guidance that their wards were safe as their security is guaranteed.
Also speaking, the Chief of Army staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who is also the Chairman Governing Council of the University, congratulated the students over their successful entry into the institution.
Mr Buratai, who was represented by Maj.-Gen. Obot Ifiong, the former Deputy Vice Chancellor, DVC, Military, stressed the need for stakeholders including students and parents to show greater commitment and dedication to enable the university achieve its objectives.
While commenting on challenges bedeviling the country, Mr Buratai said that the problem could be solved when indigenous solutions are connected with right platform where they could be nurtured and gestated.
He noted that the solution when fully mainstream were expected to give the army and the country a competitive edge against their counterparts in the world.