Sokoto — The Vice Chancellor of Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Prof. Riskuwa Arabu Shehu has disclosed that the university will graduate 11,532 students on Saturday 1st December 2012 at its 28th, 29th and 31st joint convocation ceremony.
He made this statement at a pre- convocation press briefing at the University Senate chambers on Wednesday.
Prof. Shehu added that the graduands who will receive Degrees and Diplomas and special prizes, having been found worthy both in character and learning.
Out of the total number, 120 will receive PhDs, 968 will receive Masters degrees, 673 will receive Postgraduate Diplomas, and 8,509 will be awarded First Degrees. In addition, 168 students will receive various prizes for their excellent performance in their chosen disciplines.
Prof Riskuwa highlighted the table of Student graduate 2007/2008,3361.
2008/2009,3104. 2009/2010,2964. 2010/2011,2103. The total has 11,532.
During the ceremony on Saturday the university will also confer honorary doctorate degrees on five eminent Nigerians and an American.
They are: Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives; Sokoto state governor, Aliyu Wamakko, and his Rivers state counterpart Rotimi Amechi; Alhaji Bilya Sanda, the Pro-Chancellor and chairman of Council; Prof Mahmud Yakubu and Prof John paden.