The pro- chancellor and chairman of the Governing council Of Umar Musa Yar’adua university, Katsina, Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim has suggested for increase in budgetary allocation and releases to the university to cater for the expansion of the academic programme of the university that are largely demand driven.
This request, he observed is not to undermine the continuous support Of the state government and the personal Interest of Governor Masari in all the affairs Of the university.
Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim made this remark In an address during the third convocation ceremony of the university in Katsina.
He disclosed that he had witnessed practical demonstration Of commitment and selfless service resulting In academic and physical development of the university.
Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim congratulated the graduands’ for obtaining their degrees, adding that there was need for them to note that even though, their achievements may be a function Of hard work, they must not forget that the opportunity for their degrees came from a caring state.
The pro- chancellor reminded the graduating students that the state government provided them with the enabling environment and other facilities to succeed in their studies.
He therefore urged the graduates to continue to show love and respect to Katsina state by remonstrating unflinching loyalty and commitment to serve Katsina state in whatever position they found themselves.
Ambassador Zakari Ibrahim however expressed optimism that the products of the university will be an attractive export commodity to other universities both within and outside the country.
He announced that contact had been made with six foreign universities for intervention in academic and research studies, adding that very soon this contact Will start yielding positive impact in UMYU.
The pro- chancellor was however happy that Umar Musa Yar’adua had continued to enjoy support from the federal government and its agencies.
He particularly commended National Universities commission, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, National communication commission and other intervention bodies for the support to the university.
He expressed confidence in the management of the university, adding that the governing council is impressed by the unity of purpose, commitment and cohesion that existed between the Senate, management and the congregation as well as the university community.