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53 make First Class as 30,000 graduate from Nasarawa Varsity

53 make First Class as 30,000 graduate from Nasarawa Varsity

No fewer than 53 students of the Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) will receive their First Class degrees as the insti­tution holds the 5th com­bined convocation for 30,000 graduands.
The ceremony covers seven academic sessions, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, has said.
At a press conference to herald the convoca­tion scheduled for May 6, 2017, Mainoma said that the institution which was established 15 years ago, has seven faculties with 36 departments offering 54 degree programmes.
He said that 21,442 un­dergraduates for seven ac­ademic sessions, between 2008 and 2016, and 8, 270 postgraduate students will receive their certificates during the convocation.
The vice chancellor fur­ther explained that 3,705 will receive their Master’s degrees and while 168 will go home with their Doc­tor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
Prof. Mainoma dis­closed that nine of the First Class graduates have been offered auto­matic employment by the university because they showed interest in teach­ing.
He stated that the uni­versity with staff strength of 1,124, both academic and non-academic, has 50 professors in various fields, adding that the school has continued to break new grounds as all its courses offer are being accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
On cases of missing scripts during or after ex­aminations, Prof. Main­oma said that sometime students masterminded the cases while lecturers sometimes make mis­takes during their mark­ing of the scripts.
Mainoma stressed that an inaugural lecture would be introduced by the university man­agement and what he described as quality as­surance to enhance aca­demic activities in the institution.
He said that under his stewardship the univer­sity recorded tremen­dous progress as a com­munity bank had been established that would soon commence services, NSUK Consult and the university table water.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administra­tion), Prof. Grace Pen­nap, expressed gratitude to the staff and students of the university for con­tributing physically and mentally to development of the school.

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