Adamawa varsity to hold first convocation in nine years

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Adamawa State University, Mubi will confer various degrees and certificates on 11,625 graduates.

This is the first time the state owned institution would conduct one in nine years.

Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, Vice Chancellor of the University, disclosed this at a press conference on the occasion of the 5th to 13th combined convocation on Friday, in Mubi.

Farauta said that the university, after concerted efforts, was ready to graduate nine sets in one go, from 2009/2010 to 2018/2019 sessions.

She said the convocation ceremony is slated to hold on Saturday, March 13.

“The graduates comprise of 10,771 first degree holders, and 1,079 post-graduate degree holders, who have been found worthy in character and learning.

“Also, the University will confer the former Governor of Adamawa, Mr Boni Haruna, with an Honorary Degree,” Farauta said.

She disclosed that the university, in nine years, turned out 92 First Class students, 2,793 Second class Upper, 4,975 Second class lower, 2,384 Third class and 291 Pass graduates.

She further explained that in the years under review, about 21 PhD and over 771 Masters’ Degree holders in various fields and 318 Post Graduate Diploma students graduated from the university.

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According to the vice-chancellor, the university has secured almost 98 and 100 per cent accreditation status for all undergraduate and post-graduate programmes respectively.

In addition, she explained that the university has secured approval from the National Universities Commission for the establishment of new faculties, departments and programmes.

She said that among the approved programmes are Law and Education, Mass Communication, Banking and Finance, Geology, Biochemistry and Microbiology departments, among others.

On staff welfare, she said management of the university has reviewed its staff development policy which enabled more staff to embark on further studies, workshops and seminars.

“The state government has taken drastic steps in the right direction to reposition the University to attain its lost position of first state-owned university in the North East,’’ she said.

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