By Luka Daniel (Bauchi),
The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Prof, Saminu Abdurahman Ibrahim has said that the institution is set to graduate about 8,495 of its students on 12th May, 2018.
The VC stated this during the week in a press briefing at the ATBU Gubi Campus in Bauchi on the activities of the combined 23rd to 25th convocation ceremony.
Ibrahim, who gave the breakdown of the graduants as 480 for diplomas, 5,637 for first degree, 1,580 for PGD, 770 for Masters and 90 for PHDs, said Out of 5,637 first degree graduants, 118 obtained first class, 1,618 got second class upper, 2.609 for second class lower, 1,431 got third class and 61 got pass.
According to him, "the convocation lecture will hold on Friday, 11th May 2018 with the lecture titled "Enhancing Industry University Collaboration to support Nigeria Local Content in industrialization and Economic Growth" would be delivered by the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr, Maikanti Kachalla Baru at Yelwa campus of the institution".
The Vice Chancellor added that the convocation lecture will be chaired by a former Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Abubakar Sani.
Prof Abduraham Ibrahim, while outlining some of the achievements recorded by the Management of the University said, "the institution had kicked-off its College of Medical Science and 41 students were admitted in the college during 2016/2017 section while 47 students were admitted in 2017/2018 section".
"We also constructed 250 capacity auditorium, 160 capacity studio and Yelwa campus water scheme. About 490 academic staff of the university were supported to acquire PHD".
Other achievements according to the Vice Chancellor are, construction of additional 3 hostels in Gubi campus and 2 in Yelwa campus to ease the problem of accommodation in the University.