Dreams of no fewer than Nine Hundred and eighty students who were duly admitted into the Taraba State University to pursue their academics have been dashed, Siggy.ng reports.
This followed their inability to register within the specified period of time and participate in the just-concluded matriculation exercise carried out by the institution.
The school Vice-Chancellor, Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe who confirmed the withdrawal of their admission letters, said out of the 5,870 students recently given admission, only 4, 890 registered and took the matriculation oath.
Siggy.ng findings showed that 980 of the students admitted did not register or physically appear during the matriculation.
By the institution’s tradition, the students who had failed to present themselves for the matriculation, automatically lose their admissions into the institution.
” This is because matriculation is the actual induction and oath-taking to verify that one has become a bonafide student of an institution,” he said.
“If you have not registered and gone through all the processes of a university and as well failed to take the oath, it means you have lost the admission because matriculation seals off the processes of admission and registration”.
“We do not know why these students have decided not to turn up for the matriculation but we are actually not happy about it”, the VC said.