By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A 200-Level student of Sociology in the School of Continuing Education, Kaduna State University, (KASU), Dinah Dauda, has said the school has afforded working class people the opportunity to develop their capacity and make them more relevant in the society.
Dinah Dauda who was one of the 450 students that matriculated on Saturday, May 5, 2019, said workers with lower certificates like ND, HND can now get a BSc degree to ensure career progression.
She promised to make optimum use of the opportunity and looking forward to her graduation day.
Speaking earlier during the matriculation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, said that the school was established to increase access to quality education for national development.
Tanko urged the students to count themselves lucky for having been selected from thousands of qualified candidates.
“I urge you to study hard, be creative, and innovative, so as to be able to graduate with the necessary skills and become job creators.
“You can only make a difference and contribute to national development if you study hard. I equally advise you to stay away from cultism and all forms of examination malpractices.
“The university does not condone such acts, and I assure you that you will be expelled with immediate effect, if caught,” the VC warned.
The VC further said that the University would continue to work towards increasing access to quality education for teeming youths in the state, and introduce relevant academic programmes needed to transform the society.
Also speaking, Director of the School, Hajiya Maryam Ahmed, explained that it offered part-time programmes specifically to provide opportunity for working class adults to update their qualifications and skills.
She said that the school, with about 800 students, was currently running eight programmes namely, accounting, business administration, sociology, geography, political science, international relations, criminology and economics.
“It is also open to adults, who are unable to secure admission into a tertiary institution on time, but are ready to pursue university education,” she said