I welcome all the returning and new students of this college. As you already know every community has its rules and code of conduct with which every member is expected to comply. The college community is no exception. Bearing this in mind, I am aware that it is not easy for returning and new students to acquaint themselves with the rules and code of conduct of the college, so that they may display a sense of responsibility and adjust readily to the college environment. I hope this message will provide necessary information for achieving this task. I need to remind you that rules and regulations are not meant to impose hardship on anybody. Rather, they are meant to cultivate your mind and mould you towards good citizenry.
However, nothing can be achieved in the absence of peace. Without peace, the environment will not be conducive for learning, which you are primarily here for. I trust, therefore, that you will be discipline and of good behaviour, attributes which students of this college are known for. You should always bear in mind that this institution is unique in that it trains teachers who will go out and inculcate in our future generation, good character development and learning.
I therefore assure you that the management and staff of this college are committed in helping you to achieve your objectives. On this note, we will do everything within our resources to improve your welfare so that your period of stay in the college will be enjoyable. I congratulate you for getting through the top competition for the relatively few places available, and implore you to make use of this opportunity both inside and outside the classroom.
Finally, I wish you Allah's guidance and assistance throughout your study period in the college.
The Shehu Shagari College Of Education, Sokoto was established in 1970.