The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) has cautioned newly admitted students of the university to desist from all forms of anti-social behaviour or find their exit out of the university.

Professor Jerry Kuma speaking at the 15th matriculation ceremony to officially admit the fresh students into its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes said the university has zero-tolerance for occultism, hooliganism and corruption.

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“You need to put a premium on your academics by being regular at lectures and carrying out all your assignment and avoiding unacceptable behaviours and other vices such as drug abuse smoking Indian herm and cocaine,” he said.

He added that UMaT has enjoyed peace over the years and admonished the fresh students to keep strictly to their matriculation oath and stay away from any activities that will threaten its peace and stability.

The university turned down about 2,324 applications for the 2019/2020 academic year due to limited academic facilities, financial challenges and human resources.

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The Vice-Chancellor said the institution was working closely with government to solve the infrastructural challenges to enable them to admit more students next year as a result of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy.

In all 3,005 applications were received out of which 681 students, representing 23 per cent of the total applicants, are undergraduate students including foreign nationals.

Out of this figure 461, representing 68 per cent, are males while 218, representing 32 per cent, are females.