Tinubu, Kutigi, others bags honorary doctorate degree from Uni. of Abuja

APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, was conferred with a Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration at the University of Abuja 20th Convocation Ceremony held today February 27th. See more photos after the cut…

Former Vice-President, Alex Ekwueme, and former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, have been consulted with privileged doctorate degrees at the joined assembly of the University of Abuja (UniAbuja). 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that former Chief Justices of Nigeria, Idris Kutigi and Maryam Aloma Mukhtar, were additionally consulted with privileged doctorate degrees. 

NAN reports that an aggregate 25,878 understudies were recompensed different degrees at the fifteenth to twentieth joined meeting of the establishment on Saturday. 

Mr. Ekwueme was said to be unavoidably truant as he was spoken to by his little girl, Chidi Onyemelukwe. 

In his discourse, the guest to the college, President Muhammadu Buhari, saluted the Governing Council, Senate, Management and staff of UniAbuja for recording progress in accomplishing the target for which it was set up. 

Spoken to by Hindattu Abdullahi, the Director, Tertiary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Buhari urged the organization to consider examination important as it was critical to monetary advancement. 

He said it was apropos to stress on the nature of educating and research in Nigeria’s colleges as it influenced the nature of alumni from our colleges. 

“I along these lines urge Nigerian colleges to guarantee that the nature of the graduates created contrasts and graduates delivered from different colleges all inclusive. 

“Examination ought not be consigned to the foundation in our colleges; rather colleges ought to guarantee that the instruction affected is unequivocally impacted by exploration,” he said. 

On his part, UniAbuja’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu, said that the graduands had conveyed honor to the foundation by separating themselves in different fields of study. 

“They contain 20,461 college understudies and 4,261 postgraduate understudies spreading over the 2009/2010 to 2014/2015 sessions. 

“Eight undergrad understudy graduands stowed five star respects; 2,324 packed away useless upper division; 11,180 sacked inferior lower division; 6,647 stowed second rate class while 836 stowed pass. 

“Of the aggregate of 4,261 postgraduate graduands, 331 are graduating with Doctorate degrees, 2,233 with Masters’ degree and a sum of 1,697 are Postgraduate Diploma graduands.” 

Prof. Adikwu clarified that UniAbuja was graduating five arrangements of understudies at the occasion in light of the emergencies that immersed the framework in the course of the most recent couple of years. 

He said that regularity had been restored to scholastic exercises on grounds through the mediation of the National Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education. 

In his acknowledgment discourse in the interest of alternate beneficiaries of privileged degrees, Tinubu expressed gratitude toward the establishment’s power for esteeming them deserving of the honor. 

He said that UniAbuja symbolized national solidarity and typified an aggregate yearning to construct a solid country. 

“The foundation must understand its essential position in the instructive salvation of our childhood and the restoration of our country. 

“I ask a nonstop responsibility to quality and perfection. 

“The college, numbered among the new era colleges, must endeavor in the convention of noteworthy grant and research. 

“Despite the difficulties of foundation and financing, the college must not trade off its scholastic standard,” he said. 

The highlight of the occasion was the inauguration of Alhaji Shehu Idris, the Emir of Zazzau, as the Chancellor of the establishment. (NAN)


  
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