By Munir Lapai
No fewer than 34 graduates of the Federal University of Technology, Minna have bagged First Class degrees while 35 others bagged PhD degrees out of 3,734 students that passed out in the 2015/2016 session.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Musbau Adewumi Akanji disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up for the 26th Convocation ceremony and 35th Founder’s Day Celebration of the school.
Adewunmi said 790 graduating students obtained Second Class Upper Division.
In all, he said that 2,788 will receive first degrees, 637 will be awarded Masters degrees, 3 will bag PhDs while another 274 will be awarded Postgraduate Diplomas.
“For this year’s occasion, we have a total of 3,734 graduating students. Of this number, 2,788 will receive First degrees while 637 will be awarded Masters degrees. Thirty-five others will bag PhDs while another 274 will be awarded Postgraduate Diplomas.”
The Vice Chancellor stated that although 70 graduating students attained Pass degree, the University will no longer award Pass degrees to students.
He said that three eminent Nigerians, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu and Professor Akin Ladipo Mabogunje will be conferred Honorary Doctorate degrees for their contributions to national development.
Akanji said that a number of projects including a multi billion ultra modern Female Hostel Complex and a Research Farm complex will be commissioned during the convocation ceremony.