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.