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UDUS graduates 167 First Class

BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, Sokoto

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS) has said it will be graduating 22,932 students out of which number 167 will be first class graduands in its combined 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st convocation.

Of these numbers, according to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Lawal Bilbis, “18,644 will receive various Bachelors Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, 18, 217 will receive Bachelors Degrees and 427 will receive various certificates of higher degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas. Of this number, 296 will receive Doctoral Degrees, 1322 will receive Masters Degrees, while 2,670 will receive Post-Graduate Diplomas in their relevant programmes”.

Speaking further, Professor Bilbis stated that apart from the 167 that will be graduating with first class another 3,486 will graduate with Second Class Upper, 9,573 with Second Class Lower while 15 will have Pass Degrees.

Addressing newsmen Monday at the University’s Senate Chambers, Prof Bilbis noted that convocation does not stop at the euphoria of celebration of the academic achievements alone but rather that it provides an avenue for sober reflection on the past, present and expected future.

While noting that the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu will be presenting a paper on, “Navigating the Maze: Addressing Multi-Dimensional Insecurity Challenges In Northern Nigeria” at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor Prof Bilbis pointed out that he is optimistic that the state of insecurity in the country will soon be a thing of the past.

“Nigeria is very close to the end of the tunnel when peace will return unhindered,” he stressed.

 

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