UNIABUJA To Graduate 10,331 Students At 24th Convocation.
University of Abuja is set to graduate over 10,331 students who have completed their course of studies in the institution.
The graduates will be awarded first and higher degrees at the institution’s 24th convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on 15th February 2020.
The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’allah said, “A total of 26 students will be given first class degrees, 866 second class upper, 2317 second class lower, 339 third class and 52 pass degrees.”
He said the Institution would also be conferring honourary degrees to some distinguished individuals including the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed for his exemplary leadership.
The VC stressed that as part of effort to ensure that students become globally competitive, the university will make foreign languages compulsory for all its students. “It is now compulsory for our students to offer foreign languages whether Arabic, French or any other one because we don’t want them to operate only in Nigeria but globally.”
Na’allah noted that the institution has also entered into agreement with China to begin a programme on Railway Engineering, which will be the first in the country. “We want the vision of the federal government to be supported by our university in ways that our students can be termed not only engineers of railways but also innovators of the twenty first century railway system,” he said.
He stressed that his administration would turn the university into a tourist centre where guests and tourists worldwide can come and feel happy and also create research and learning opportunities for the students.
He further said that the university under his watch will not tolerate any form of indiscipline and sexual harassment, saying that anyone caught in the act will not be spared.
A.O Legat reporting for team Plato