58 graduands make first class in FUT, Minna
By Mohammed Usman
Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State, is set to honour 5,049 graduands with degrees and diplomas including 58, who made first class, and 948 Second Class Upper Division in their various disciplines.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdullahi Bala, disclosed this at a press briefing to mark the 38th Founder’s Day/30th Convocation ceremony of the university at the institution’s Senate Chambers yesterday.
The vice-chancellor said that during the week-long event, which will include prayers in the university mosque and church for Moslems and Christians at both Bosso road and Gidan-kwano campuses, respectively, 28 projects executed by the incumbent management team would also be commissioned.
Bala further disclosed that the university would soon relocate three schools – School of Life Sciences, School of Physical Science and the Postgraduate School – from Bosso campus to its permanent site, Gidan-kwano, as one of his achievements since assumption of office four years ago as the Vice Chancellor.
Meanwhile, former Military Head of State, General Abdulasalam Abubarkar, President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, and the founder and Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, will be awarded the FUT, Minna Honourary Degree.
Other beneficiaries, according to the Vice Chancellor includes, Malam Mele Kolo Kyari, the Chief Executive Officer/Group Managing Director, NNPC as eminent Nigerians and role models deserving the university’s honour worthy of emulation, Professor Bala said.