Leadership of ABU PSRC Urged To Be Partners in Progress with the Management

The Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, has called for stronger partnership between the postgraduate students and the University Management, saying that their collaboration was of great importance to the development of the University.

Professor Garba made the call while inaugurating the newly elected Postgraduate Students Representatives at the Senate Chambers of ABU Samaru Main Campus in Zaria.

He said that the vision and mission of Ahmadu Bello University was clearly defined by the School Authority, adding that any great university depended on its capacity to conduct credible research coupled with the nature of intellectual staff it had.

The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Kabir Bala, said that Student Union Government were known for their roles in championing the promotion of welfare of students, noting that the University Management had put in place conducive atmosphere for learning and recreational activities for the students of both postgraduate and undergraduate.

The Vice Chancellor maintained that the University was more concerned with the enrolment and exit of the students, urging the Postgraduate Students Representatives Council (PSRC) leadership to explore other alternative means through which procedures for study guidelines would be made easier in order to reduce the progression rate of PG students to the minimal stay.

He encouraged them to be more active towards organising postgraduate conferences, with a view to streamlining the University research focus and to improve the academic excellence of students in the University.

In a welcome address, the Dean of Students Affairs Division, Professor M. S. Shehu stated that it was the tradition of the Division to swear-in new Executive of the PSRC, which the University found very encouraging and also as a form of link between the University Management and the students.

While congratulating the PSRC Leadership, Professor Shehu pledged the Divisions readiness to collaborate and work together with them towards the success of their stay in the University and advised them to work hard to attain the objectives of their stay.

On his part, the newly elected President of the Postgraduate Students Representatives, Comrade Dalhatu Hassan, expressed commitment to surmount the major challenges facing the postgraduate students and promised to do everything within their capacity to uphold the vision and mission of the University.

He said that the PSRC planned to secure a temporary office accommodation at the premises of School of Postgraduate Studies so as to assist them in the efficient and effective management of their administrative activities, while reaching its objectives within the shortest possible period.

Comrade Dalhatu maintained that the Postgraduate Students Representative Council was in full support of the University Management plans to the implementation of an effective examination timetable across all the twelve faculties, in order to ease the problem contributing to prolong of students academic years of study.

He mentioned the plan of PSRC to organise the first postgraduate national convention to establish the national postgraduate students body, in order for the postgraduate students to contribute to the research development purposes of the University.

The PSRC President appealed to the University Management to construct more postgraduate hotels with adequate internet facilities with a view to easing the work of the students.