Bayero University, in Kano State is set to award 105 first class degree to graduands in its 35th annual convocation.scheduled between 10th and 15th of June, 2019.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello said the 105 first class degree graduands are part of the 9, 571 graduands that would partake in the convocation ceremony.
He said total number constitute of 6, 174 first degree graduands, 107 PhD graduands, 2,269 Masters Degree graduands and 1, 039 post graduate diploma degree graduands.
Professor Bello said: “there was 11 per cent increase compared to the number of students that graduated last year which was put at 8, 634.”
The University has spent N17 million on awarding scholarship to 342 indigent students from which a beneficiary Abdullahi Umar, a blind undergraduate of the Department of Special Education isgraduating with a Second Class Upper.
He said Bayero University also lowered cut-off marks from 180 to 150 for the blind so as to encourage them to embrace tertiary education.
He said Emeritus Professorship wouldl be conferred on Professor Abdulkadir Damgambo who retired from the services of the University in 2010.
“Honourary Degrees will also be conferred on Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, Mr. Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu and Dr. Folake Solanke (SAN) for their outstanding performance in their various fields of endeavour, as well as service to humanity,” he explained.
He stated that the convocation lecture entitled “Revitalizing University Education in Nigeria:The Triple Helix Model,” will hold on the14 June, and will be delivered by the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission, NUC Professor Abubakar Rasheed.
Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), is expected to chair the lecture presentation.