University Of Abuja Graduates 13,218 Students At 21st Convocation

Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael Adikwu, who addressed newsmen in Abuja on activities lined up for the convocation ceremony, said the students who have been found worthy in character and learning would be conferred with their first degrees, postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees.

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The University of Abuja will today graduate a total of 13, 218 students from its regular and sandwich programmes at its 21st convocation ceremony.DSC08205
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Michael Adikwu, who addressed newsmen in Abuja on activities lined up for the convocation ceremony, said the students who have been found worthy in character and learning would be conferred with their first degrees, postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees.
He also disclosed that honorary doctorate degrees would be conferred on the Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi 11, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary and an active politician, Chief Micael
Okibe Onoja and a German, Professor Peter Proksch for their immense contribution to the development of education and economy of the nation.
Prof Adikwu said Emir Sanusi did a lot for the University while he was the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), saying six buildings approved during his tenure are currently under construction within the University main campus.
On Proksch, he said had acted as a host to many Nigerians who go to Germany do their post-doctoral fellowship, some for four months and others 24 under the German Academic Exchange Service known as Deutche Akademischer Austauschdienst-DAAD.
According to him, “Saturday, we will graduate 6 First Class, 644 Second Class Upper, 6187 Second Class Lower, 5830 Third Class, 44 pass. Even though the National Universities Commission has said that there should be no more Pass Degree, some of them have been hanging around the Centre for Distance Learning.
“We are also graduating 74 postgraduate diploma,  Masters degree 413, and 64 PhD students,” he said.

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