AlQalam varsity remains liberal to applicants of other religions – VC

AlQalam varsity remains liberal to applicants of other religions – VC

The Vice Chancellor of a privately-owned varsity in Katsina State, Al-Qalam University, has said that the institution is opened to all religions in spite of being an Islamic institution, adding its admission policy is liberal and it does not discriminate.

The institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Nasiru Musa Yauri made the clarifications while speaking with newsmen in Katsina.

While revealing that it accommodates teaching staff and students irrespective of ethnic and religious background, the VC said, the varsity does not discriminate.

He stated further that the institution dkes not condemn the practice of other religions.

He said the varsity has not had conflicts arising from religious practices

The VC said,“Our University is an Islamic university though with liberal attitude to other religions. It is true, we are an Islamic University. We, nonetheless, allow other religions. We don’t stultify practice of other religions. We have not had issues concerning religion since our establishment.

“What we do and enforce here is the promotion of moral values, decency and good character. We ensure that our students embrace good moral values and shun anti-society behavior.

“If you go round our campus, you see that we place posters in strategic places, reminding students on the institution’s stand against anti-society behavior.

“I also cultivate the habit of meeting the students’ body and enlighten them on the need to ensure good community relations where they stay. I encourage them to embark on affordable social responsibility such as cleaning their communities, once in a while; and the empowerment of some of the needy in their communities, etc.

“Since students’ welfare is also key, we have embarked on some developments to encourage the students. We recently acquired two coastal buses that would be carrying the students. I have also directed that the Handball field; the Volleyball field and others be upgraded and made functional for the use of the students.”

In its bid to encourage sports, the VC also stressed that he has directed the mounting of a large television on the varsity’s mini stadium so that the students can watch football and other programmes whenever they are less busy.