Osinbajo deliver FUD convocation lecture as varsity graduates 786 students

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Nigeria's Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo (Photo: Twitter)
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Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to deliver the Federal University, Dutse (FUD) convocation lecture on Friday, 21st February.

FUD Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Batul Mukhtar, said that the law professor would be speaking on the theme “Facing the new Decade.”

786 students are graduating during the convocation out of whom 52 are graduating with first-class degree during the institution’s 2019/2020 Convocation ceremonies.

Mukhtar, who made this known at a pre-convocation news conference on Wednesday in Dutse, said the event was slated for 22nd February.

She said that 291 were also graduating in the second class upper division.

According to her, 338 students earned second class lower division, while 105 were graduating with third class.

“We are also graduating 162 postgraduate students in various disciplines,’’ she said.

The VC said that the university, which at inception in the 2011/2012 academic session started with three faculties, had increased its academic departments to 32, with six faculties.

She added that it has a College of Medicine and Health Sciences and a School of Postgraduate Studies.

“Equally, the students’ population has steadily increased from 202 in 2012 to the current number of 9,491,” the vice-chancellor said.

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On new developments, she revealed that arrangements had been begun to establish the Faculty of Education.

The VC said that the university would introduce B.ED Basic Education to address the paucity of qualified teachers in the basic education sector and a B.Sc in Library and Information Science.

“The university is proposing four new programmes in the Faculty of Management Sciences, apart from the five existing programmes.

“They are B.Sc Cooperative Studies, B.Sc Entrepreneurship, B.Sc Insurance, and B.Sc Public Administration,’’ she said.

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