Leadership (Abuja)

28 November 2012

Nigeria: Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto to Graduates 11,532 Students.

Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, the Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State, on Wednesday said it would graduate 11,532 students at a joint convocation on Saturday.

The joint convocation is organised for the last four sets of students, who passed out from the institution.

Speaking to newsmen during a pre-convocation press briefing, Shehu said that the graduates would receive degree, diploma certificates and special prizes.

He said that 120 graduates would receive PhDs, 968, masters degrees, 673 post graduate diplomas and 8,509, first degrees.

Shehu said that 68 graduates would get prizes for their excellent performances in their chosen disciplines.

The vice chancellor said that six honorary degrees would be bestowed on five eminent Nigerians and an American.

The recipient are Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri , Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his Sokoto state counterpart, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko.

Others are Alhaji Bilya Sanda, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of the institution, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, the immediate past Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), and John Paden, Professor of International Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, U.S.

Shehu said that the University had concluded arrangement for the successful conduct of the convocation.

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